It can be difficult to find vegan recipes that offer the unique flavors of black cultures, but now there is a list of the top vegan cookbooks by black authors that highlight the need for diversity in these recipes and show that vegan cuisine can appeal to everyone.
High on the list is the “Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook,” with the subtitle “Delicious Meals Made With Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen: There is no one better to teach home cooks how to make delicious Jamaican plant-based foods than Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of reggae icon Bob Marley. His cookbook is geared to families and inspired by dishes from his own childhood. There is a focus on ital, a style of cooking that celebrates the Rastafarian faith, as well as more traditional Caribbean recipes
While vegan food may seem intimidating at first, the Top 5 cookbooks guide those new to veganism through how to start, what ingredients to use, and the best recipes to start with for diners accustomed to a specific style of food. The cookbooks offer many delicious recipes and show how Afro-Caribbean cuisines are already vegan-friendly.
The Top 5 vegan cookbooks also include”
“Caribbean Vegan” by Taymer Mason, which centers on flavors, herbs, and spices needed to get an authentic Caribbean taste. It has more than 200 recipes and shows how African, French, Asian, and Indian influences combine to make Caribbean cuisine.
“Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats” by London-born Rachel Ama who guides new vegan cooks with easy-to-follow instructions. The cookbook will be released in June 2019 and will focus on recipes from her home country of Sierra Leon.
“Afro-Vegan: Farm-fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Food Remixed” by Bryant Terry, food activist and cook who re-makes classic dishes and flavors from the African Diaspora. The recipes range from those inspired by cuisines from Kenya to Morrocco.
“Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul” by Jenné Claiborne, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and is well-known in the online vegan community. Her YouTube channel “Sweet Potato Soul” has over 400,000 subscribers, and her cookbook of the same name offers more than 100 simple recipes for soul food and dishes inspired by the US South.