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1981’s ‘World-of-the-East Vegetarian Cooking’ taught Western home cooks how to use spices other than salt and pepper

Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East Vegetarian Cookbook book cover is pictured, with an Asian-inspired font and illustration
Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East Vegetarian Cookbook book cover is pictured, with an Asian-inspired font and illustration
Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Veg

A quirky, egg-free vegetarian cookbook from 1968 offers unexpected inspiration

A hand holding up a vintage cookbook with a quaint illustration of fruits and veggies on the front.
A hand holding up a vintage cookbook with a quaint illustration of fruits and veggies on the front.
Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Veg

Revisting a 2003 vegan cookbook from the iconic organic, vegan restaurant that once stood in the East Village

A blue neon sign reading Angelica Kitchen
A blue neon sign reading Angelica Kitchen
Photo: Eden, Janine and Jim via Flickr/CC BY 2.0


Vintage Veg

Ginny Callan’s 1987 cookbook takes a seasonal, local approach to meatless cuisine that’s still refreshing over 30 years later

A hand holds up a paperback copy of “Horn of the Moon.”
A hand holds up a paperback copy of “Horn of the Moon.”
Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Veg

How ‘The Second Seasonal Political Palate’ helped me find a different way to write about food

A photo of the book ‘The Second Seasonal Political Palette’ featuring a black and white floral illustration
A photo of the book ‘The Second Seasonal Political Palette’ featuring a black and white floral illustration
Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Veg

The 1981 book argues for a fanatical, essentialist, white veganism that the movement has thankfully started to move past

Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Veg

‘While the world’s experts talked only of scarcity, I had just discovered the incredible waste built into the American meat-centered diet’

Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Veg

‘Mexican Vegetarian Cooking’ is dated, but we have to know where we’ve been to see where we’re going

Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Veg

Edward Espe Brown’s 1997 cookbook shows that there has always been a way to live and eat well without dead animals

Photo: Alicia Kennedy


Vintage Vegvoi

Originally published in 1976, “From a Monastery Kitchen” is full of simple, seasonal, reassuring vegetable recipes

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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