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Since it was first published in 1999, How It All Vegan! has become a bible for vegan cooks, both diehard and newly converted; its basic introduction to the tenets of vegan living and eating, combined with Sarah and Tanya's winning charm, made it an essential cookbook for anyone considering eschewing animal products from their diet. It won VegNews' Veggie Award for Best Cookbook twice, has been reprinted fourteen times, and spawned several successful sequels (including The Garden of Vegan, La Dolce Vegan, and Vegan à Go-Go!).
In the ten years since How It All Vegan! was first published, however, veganism has "come out of the closet," and is now considered a legitimate diet and lifestyle not only for those wishing to improve their health, but also those who care deeply about the welfare of animals. This tenth-anniversary edition includes new recipes, as well as updates and advice that better reflect the new vegan reality; it also includes a colour photo section and a new introduction by co-author Sarah Kramer, who speaks personally and passionately about the impact of veganism on her life over the past decade.
With this tenth anniversary edition, Sarah and Tanya's fans can find out "how it all vegan" all over again!
About the authors
Sarah Kramer was named "The World's Coolest Vegan" by Herbivore magazine. She is the author of La Dolce Vegan! and Vegan a Go-Go! and coauthor of How It All Vegan! and The Garden of Vegan, as well as the Arsenal Pulp Press app Go Vegan! with Sarah Kramer, available for the iPhone and iPad. In addition to creating her vegan masterpieces and maintaining her popular website GoVegan.net, she also owns/operates Tattoo Zoo with her husband Gerry in Victoria, BC.
"What Mick Jagger is to rock ‘n’ roll, Sarah Kramer is to the vegan lifestyle." “Bust magazine
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Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer had known each other for a while. One day in the early nineties, they realized what good friends they had become, and they became roommates for four years.
Tanya grew up in a meat-eating family. "We ate meat three times a day," she recalls. "For the longest time I never really connected the idea that pork comes from pigs, beef from cows, chicken from . . . chickens." After high school she moved into an apartment with a friend who was vegetarian, and that influence – along with the fact that she couldn't afford to buy meat regularly – were her initiation. While Tanya dabbled with veganism before going it full time, she can't pinpoint a moment that the transition occurred. "It's a process," she insists. "You don't become vegan overnight." With a traveller's soul, Tanya has spent time in Europe, the U.S., and Japan. "Japan was my favourite." Her brow creases. "I spent lots of time alone and visited every Buddhist temple I could find." After nearly a year in Japan, Tanya returned to Vancouver in 1998 to go back to school. She hopes to one day work in the field of environmental protection technology.
Sarah and Tanya realize that, with How It All Vegan! they have become unwitting spokespeople for veganism, but they won't preach. "As I get older," Sarah sighs, "I find the living my life and teaching by example is a much more effective way of promoting a vegan lifestyle." She pauses. "Plus, I get tired of arguing."
The pierced, tattoo-sporting authors brought an element of hip to veganism at a time when it was not nearly as popular or mainstream as it is today. In contrast to its modern authors, the book has a 1950's kitschy feeling that brings a real sense of fun to what could otherwise be a staid topic. Good recipes, thought-worthy intros and some simple how-tos make How It All Vegan! a keeper. This updated edition includes new recipes, color photos, some food updates and an endearing new intro by one of the authors. It is an inspiring vegan cookbook.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the book that has become a bible for vegan cooks, this latest version comes with additional recipes and updated information. This well-written book will take much of the mystery out of enjoying a lifestyle that hurts none.
-North Shore News (North Vancouver)
For pure and joyous vegan inspiration, try the tenth anniversary edition of How It All Vegan! by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer.... As the title implies, How It All Vegan! is a celebration of the vegan way of life. "Healthy lifestyles should begin by making conscious decisions about the food we eat and things we do to make it a better world." For all of that, though, the recipes are great: easy-to-follow and potentially life-changing.
Taking a layman's approach to veganism, How It All Vegan! features everything from simple salads to hearty casseroles, perfect pancakes to rich chocolate desserts. With tons of extra content including recipes for personal care items and safe household cleaners, treats for your animal friends, and even a kid's section, there's no wonder why Sarah Kramer has such a devoted following!