Food,  Reading

Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry

I don’t normally review cookbooks but I love this book.  I love it enough to actually own it and not just borrow it from the library.

I love Caribbean food.  In particular, I love plantains.  I can’t cook plantains at all.  So I was excited to see that there are several plantain recipes in here.  I made the Muscovado-Roasted Plantains.  The sauce is very good but I don’t think I know how to pick a ripe enough planatain so they didn’t get as soft as I would like.  I need to work on my plantain skills.

I’ve made the Hominy and Spinach in Tomato-Garlic Broth several times.  It is a spicy tomato soup.  Very good.

I’m looking forward to the Pomegranate-Peach Barbeque Sauce.  The husband and I read the recipe names and drool.  There are so many things I want to try here that I almost get paralyzed with indecision about what to make first.

But the thing that puts this book over the top?  Each recipe comes with a song recommendation and several of them come with a book recommendation.

Recipes with book recommendations – I had to sit down when I saw that.

There is fiction and nonfiction and poetry.  I went through and looked up each book and added several to my TBR list.


  • joyweesemoll

    Hopping over from the Nonfiction Reading Challenge….

    I love the idea of song and book recommendations with recipes. I could plan a party around that!

  • Vicki

    This sounds like my kind of book. I love that there are song and book recommendations! I’ll have to see if my library has it.

    Thanks for linking to the Foodies Read Challenge!

  • Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    This sounds fun and so interesting! I love plantains but have no idea how to cook them either. I’m not sure my family would willing eat from this book but it’d be great for me to use for myself. I love that there are song and book recommendations as well. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to look for this one.

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