An excellent source for delicious food without the animal products that goes far beyond the salad-and-raw-tofu some omnivores imagine vegan cuisine to be. Isa's recipe for homemade seitan is the most flavorful I've tried yet. The stewed tofu and potatoes in miso gravy and seitan-portobello stroganoff are also winners. There's an entire section on vegan brunch which I have yet to explore but find intriguing, given the dominance of meats and eggs in traditional brunch fare.
My only complaint is that her punk grrl writing style gets a tad annoying at times, but the food is so good I'm willing to overlook it. Your mileage may vary.
This was my first vegan cookbook, so I always look at it fondly. Isa's monologues are a bit long in this, but the recipes are still great and tasty and pretty easy to follow. There are some real classics in here, but I don't refer to it half as much as I do her much more recent Vegan Brunch book.
isa's fun writing coupled with simply delicious food makes this little book a winner. i've tried the morroccan tagine, the gigantoid peanut butter cookies and the homemade seitan. i've marked off many more recipes to try. i can't wait