—by Kathryn Tempas
Robin Asbell is a veteran of the Twin Cities vegetarian and vegan scene. New Vegetarian and The New Whole Grains Cookbook led her foray into cookbook writing, and she has written for a number of local and national publications. Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes, No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious (2011,Chronicle Books) is her latest attempt to show us that eating vegan is a healthy, delicious choice.
In the introduction, Robin elaborates on her vegan philosophy, vegan nutrition, tricks for replacing the umami element of meat to make satisfying main dishes, as well as special ingredients and techniques used in vegan cooking.