Viva Vegan! : 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers, Paperback

Viva Vegan! : 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


As coauthor of the phenomenally successful cookbooks Veganomicon and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Terry Hope Romero has long been one of the most popular vegan chefs around.

Now, in her first solo cookbook, Romero opens the world of Latin flavor to vegans and foodies alike.

Viva Vegan! expands the palates of anyone looking for a way to add fresh, seasonal ingredients and authentic spice to their meals without relying on animal products.

A proud Venezuelan-American, Romero's enthusiasm for her culture shines through every recipe.

Viva Vegan! covers every aspect of Latin cooking across the Americas: refreshing bebidas (drinks), vibrant ensaladas, hearty empanadas, nourishing stews, and one-dish wonders.

Learn the basics--how to make the perfect tamale, salsa to complement any dish, and beans from scratch--plus special treats like flan, churros, and more.

Complete with gorgeous color photos, Viva Vegan! is the ultimate guide to authentic and inspired new Latin cuisine.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 16-page color insert
  • Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Vegetarian cookery
  • ISBN: 9780738212739



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Got a free signed copy of the book from the author at Book Expo this week. I've only read one chapter so far, but am already inspired and on the hunt for a new ingredient or two. Reading the "Latino vegan" recipes makes me hungry, and I can't wait to try them.

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This has quickly become my favorite cookbook. When I first read about it I thought it would be all about Mexican food which I have read a lot about. I was happy to find that the author is Venezuelan and she covers both central and south America. This book has a lot of information so if you are completely new to Latin cooking or vegan cooking you won't have any problem but it may take some study and reading through it a couple of times.I have cooked quite a few recipes my favorites so far have been the white seitan, Brazilian orange rice, tempeh smothered in sofrito, yellow grilled tempeh, green onion salsa, calabicitas, Arroz con seitan, and Arepas with Mechada & Guasacaca. I am so glad that I learned how to make Arepas, they have become a go to dish that I make several times a week now. This would be a great book for anyone that likes to eat food.

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This cookbook is not meant for the kitchen novice. This book would be good for someone with more ease in the kitchen (and more kitchen utensils and food stuff), but for someone who sees cooking as the necessary evil to being able to eat good food more cheaply, this is not the book for them. Every recipe I tried came out disappointing; again, this may have had more to do with my own lack of experience/ease in the kitchen than the actual recipes themselves (which look amazing. I would be much more happy if someone more experienced made these for me!)