Terry Hope Romero Giveaway

I always seem to need a bit of a break after VeganMoFo, and this year that break lasted a few months. But I’m back with two giveaways.

The first is for two cookbooks by Terry Hope Romero. I was lucky enough to win a prize pack from Terry’s publisher, Da Capo Lifelong Books, which included signed copies of Vegan Eats World, Veganomicon, and Viva Vegan! I already own Veganomicon and Viva Vegan!, so I thought I’d pass these two along to others.

Some of the recipes I cook over and over come from Veganomicon. Whenever I ask my husband what he’d like for dinner, the answer is inevitably chickpea cutlets. Every Thanksgiving, I bring Smlove pie to share with the family. And when I make cornbread, it’s the recipe from Veganomicon. This book is a workhorse. Along with the recipes, there’s a good-sized section on how to cook just about any vegetable, grain, or bean imaginable, including tips on barbecuing.

Viva Vegan!
This cookbook is a little newer, but it’s also become one of my most used books. The red seitan recipe is pretty much the only seitan I make anymore. It’s versatile, easy to make, flavorful, and portioned well for freezing. If you avoid store-bought vegan meats and dairy subs, the book is also a great resource for getting back to the basics: beans, grains, and veggies. The book covers most of Latin America, including tortas, tamales, soups, and all things masa. Dishes that are really Tex-Mex, like burritos or fajitas, aren’t included, but you can easily assemble them from parts of other recipes.

Vegan Eats World
I haven’t had a chance to cook from this much yet, but I can tell you it’s probably the best-designed vegan cookbook I’ve seen to date. A lot of vegan cook books have dated designs (lots of browns and dull, dark colors) or are inexpensively published (photos printed on cheap paper), but Vegan Eats World has a beautiful, modern cover and glossy pages that show off Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s photography in the best possible way. As the title implies, the recipes range all over the world. This probably isn’t a cookbook for people interested in easy-to-make, quick recipes. But if you’re interested in exploring Asian,  European, and African cuisine; trying new (and sometimes hard-to-find) ingredients; and expanding your culinary horizons, vegan or otherwise, you need this cookbook. Recipes getting rave reviews from others include Pastichio, Lemon Mustard Yassa Tofu, and Ethiopian Seitan Tibs.

To enter to win one of the signed books, just comment below telling me what regional cuisine you’d like to explore. I will pick two separate winners by random number drawing. Deadline to enter is noon (central time zone), Friday, January 11. Only U.S. residents, please.

Note: While I did win the books from Da Capo, this post and giveaway were my own idea. I won’t be compensated in any way.

19 thoughts on “Terry Hope Romero Giveaway

  1. I think the cuisine I’m most curious about is Middle Eastern. I haven’t really had a whole lot of it, but what I’ve had is very neat. I got the Vegan Eats World book for Christmas! I haven’t made anything out of it yet, but am eager to =)

  2. African cuisine for sure! When I lived in New Haven there was the best Ethiopian restaurant ever and I’d love to recreate some of that deliciousness. The seitan ribs sound like a good place to start!

  3. Middle Eastern for me, too. My boyfriend grew up with Palestinian family and misses his home cooking so much!

  4. Some of the most delicious dishes I’ve had are from Spain. I’d LOVE to explore vegan Spanish cooking!!

  5. I would love to explore the wonderful flavors of Ethiopian cusine as well as Irish vegan eats! Being Irish myself, I have yet to come by any amazing Irish goodies.

  6. It’s not a regional cuisine per se, but I’m really looking forward to getting into more brunch cuisine. I just got the Vegan Brunch cookbook, so i’m pretty excited to start having more friends over for some morning tastings!

  7. I’m interested in South American cuisine! It’s one of the only cuisines that I’ve barely touched, but also what I’m most interested in. And obviously there’s so much explore.

  8. I’d be interested in learning more about Southern US fare. My husband is from the south, and I’d like to try to recreate some of his favorites vegan-wise.

  9. Honestly, I’d like to expand my understanding of Indian cuisine. I know it goes beyond “…and throw in some curry powder” but how to proceed from there escapes me.

  10. I would like to explore more authentic chinese and thai cuisine. I grew up hating the food from the local Chinese restaurant, but I think that was the “americanized” versions. Now that we are eating a primarily plant based diet, I love stir fries and would love to explore other flavors, plus get in some practice with my chopsticks!

  11. I would love to learn more about Asian and Japanese food. I love sushi and I know that Asian food has a lot to offer for vegan people with all the flavors!

  12. I would have to say African food. I have never really tried much food from this region. I have had Mexican, Chinese, Mediterranean, American, Etc… but never really experimented with African. Sounds like it is something I could fall in love with.