Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

More than 100 beautifully simple recipes that teach you the basics of a great vegan meal centered on real food, not powders or meat substitutes—from the James Beard Award-winning chef and author of Afro-Vegan
 
Food justice activist and author Bryant Terry breaks down the fundamentals of plant-based cooking in Vegetable Kingdom, showing you how to make delicious meals from popular vegetables, grains, and legumes. Recipes like Dirty Cauliflower, Barbecued Carrots with Slow-Cooked White Beans, Millet Roux Mushroom Gumbo, and Citrus & Garlic-Herb-Braised Fennel are enticing enough without meat substitutes, instead relying on fresh ingredients, vibrant spices, and clever techniques to build flavor and texture. 

The book is organized by ingredient, making it easy to create simple dishes or showstopping meals based on what’s fresh at the market. Bryant also covers the basics of vegan cooking, explaining the fundamentals of assembling flavorful salads, cooking filling soups and stews, and making tasty grains and legumes. With beautiful imagery and classic design, Vegetable Kingdom is an invaluable tool for plant-based cooking today.

Praise for Vegetable Kingdom

 

“Phenomenal . . . transforms the kitchen into a site for creating global culinary encounters, this time inviting us to savor Afro-Asian vegan creations.”

—Angela Y. Davis, distinguished professor emerita at the University of California Santa Cruz

“In the great Black American tradition of the remix and doing what you can with what you got, my friend Bryant Terry goes hard at vegetables with a hip-hop eye and a Southern grandmama’s nature. To paraphrase Maya Angelou, Bryant wants us to know that once we know vegetables better, we will cook vegetables better. He ain’t lyin’.”

—W. Kamau Bell, comedian, author, and host of the Emmy Award–winning series United Shades of America

About the Author

Photo by Celeste Noche

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-winning chef and educator and the author of Afro-Vegan. He is renowned for his activism and efforts to create a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. He is currently in his fifth year as chef-in-residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. His work has been featured in the New York TimesWashington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. San Francisco magazine included Bryant among the 11 Smartest People in the Bay Area Food Scene and Fast Company named him one of 9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food.

Upcoming Events w/Bryant Terry

Saturday, February 22 at 11:30 am | San Francisco, CA

We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture for a live Real Food Reads event. Tiffani and Bryant will be in conversation about his life’s work, followed by a cooking demo and book signing. 

Get the book, eat some vegan snacks, and meet Bryant—join us February 22nd at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market!

This outdoor event is free and open to the public (no registration required).

Click here for more information. 

Header image from Vegetable Kingdom.