When How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet was published in 1999, authors Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer were hailed for their fun and outlandish approach to vegan cooking, taking it out of the realm of the staid and the boring to create truly original animal-free dishes. Fifteen printings and 125,000 copies later, How It All Vegan! was a BookSense 76 selection in the US and is Arsenal's bestselling title to date.
The Garden of Vegan: How It All Vegan Again! picks up where the first book left off. Tanya and Sarah, vegan chefs extraordinaire, have created truly delectable, truly original new recipes that manage to leave the animal products (including butter, milk, cheese, and honey) where they belong, with their natural owners. Where How It All Vegan! was, in many ways, a bible for the uninitiated vegan, The Garden of Vegan goes one step further, offering recipes for a more sophisticated palate that add funky twists to familiar dishes bursting with colour and flavour. At the same time, they are fun and easy to prepare, even for those of us who find boiling water a challenge.
Whether you're a full-time vegan or just interested in creating fabulous animal-free meals, The Garden of Vegan will lead you into temptation with its inspiring array of vegan goodies. So skip that steak and forget that fish. It's time to discover how it all vegan, again! Two-colour throughout.
Now in its 8th printing!
About the authors
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."
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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The authors' lively writing and tips. . . make this more than a cooking resource.
Their tatoos, their fashion sense, stolen from grandma's vintage trunk, and their irreverence, say it's not important to be earnest vegans; their recipes have an I-hate-to-cook-but-love-to-eat attitude.
[So] much more than straight recipes; Garden shows veganism as a fun and exciting way of life--complete with witty, often hilarious recipe intros and heartfelt stories. . .
. . . this vegan's bible is packed with useful information delivered with the same political edge that made the first a hit.
The Garden of Vegan has got "hit" written all over it. . .
-The Vancouver Sun
[The Garden of Vegan] is packed with fun, fresh and animal-free recipes with names that should tempt anyone, whether veggie or not. With recipes like "Nummy Yummy Waffles," to "Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce," to "Dean Dean the Sex Machine's Baked Donuts," the book covers every meal, and even in between.
. . . Barnard and Kramer give a taste of the vegan life, and show how sweet (and savory) it can be.
Written in the most engaging way, it's full of recipes that are bound to appeal.
[Sarah and Tanya] teach the world at least two things: that being a vegan can be loads of fun and that vegan food is to die for.
Other titles by Tanya Barnard
Other titles by Sarah Kramer
Go Vegan! 2011 Wall Calendar
How It All Vegan! 10th Anniversary Edition
Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet
Go Vegan! 2010 Wall Calendar
Vegan a Go-Go!
A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road
La Dolce Vegan!
Vegan Livin' Made Easy
How It All Vegan!
Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet