2. 'Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet,' by Terry Hope Romero
I’m no vegan. I’m not even a vegetarian, but this is probably my favorite new cookbook of the season – and it’s a must for the vegans and vegetarians on your holiday shopping list. Chef Terry Hope Romero, co-author of the bestselling "Veganomicon", has delivered what may be her best book yet. It features a range of full-flavored recipes, from kimchi to Thai coconut curry. The book’s diverse Asian offerings are particularly outstanding, as the recipes naturally lend themselves to vegan cooking. You’ll find classics that you recognize from your local international eateries, as well as new offerings that you haven’t tried before. This is exceptionally good food for vegans, vegetarians, and the rest of us who are trying to eat a more sustainable, healthy, plant-based diet.