Food and holidays go hand in hand, but for many vegans, cooking traditional celebration menus can be stressful. Now, from the author of Urban Vegan, comes this gathering of flavorful, animal-free celebratory recipes, both traditional and contemporary,using seasonal ingredients. This book covers the spectrum of holidays from across the globe--public, religious, and even quirky, lesser-known holidays. Celebrate Vegan also includes recipes for important milestones such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, as well as menus for everyday celebrations like “Girls’ Night In,” “Snow Day,” “Tailgate Party,” and “Slumber Party.”
Celebrate Vegan uses mainly pantry staples, although a few recipes call for more exotic ingredients. Seasoned chefs and cooking novices alike will find the chatty recipes easy to follow. Most recipes are simple, while more elaborate holiday treats, like Buche de Noël, invite readers to explore new techniques. Sidebars bring to light unfamiliar holidays, as well as interesting facts and cooking tips.
Dynise Balcavage is the author of The Urban Vegan (Globe Pequot Press) and eleven books for young readers. She has published recipes in VegNews, the Philadelphia Daily News, Herbivore, and Végétariens (France’s first vegetarian magazine), and has been interviewed in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and Vegetarian Times. She lives in Philadelphia and blogs at urbanvegan.net.