If you love eating and are looking for fantastic ways to impress your friends and family with vegan cooking while catering to everyone’s needs, you should have this book. With 125 recipes, you will certainly find recipes that will win over even the most vegan-skeptical family members.
1. All the recipes in this book are accompanied with beautiful, full-page photography. Kristy is a gifted food stylist and together, her and Chris make every page in this book drool-worthy, as you can see from all the photos in the review which are taken, with permission, directly from But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan.
2. True to the book’s tagline, 125 recipes to win everyone over, that is exactly what you’ll find. Like her first book, the chapters are broken up into excuses such as “My family demands bacon and eggs for breakfast“, “My brother thinks there’s no such thing as a meatless sandwich“, and “My sister thinks vegan baking is something only hippies do.” Kristy addresses every excuse in the book and counters it with incredible recipes like BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich (see cover photo) and Vanilla French Toast with Strawberry Sauce (see above photo).
3. The book starts with a comprehensive “Stocking the Vegan Pantry” guide followed by a DIY pantry staples chapter with recipes like Basic Cashew Cheese Sauce and Pepita Parmesan. In these sections you’ll find tips on how to select, store, and prepare each of these basic ingredients. For people new to plant-based eating, this is key to success and I appreciate the amount of care put into these chapters.
4. And just like her blog and her first book, Kristy continues to add her warm, funny, and charming touch to everything she does. Her book begins with an introduction on her experience with family and veganism, and each of her chapters and recipes include personal anecdotes. As always, she writes with honesty and authenticity that can be hard to find and for that reason this cookbook is uniquely special and already one of my favorites.