2. 'Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet,' by Terry Hope Romero
Iâ€™m no vegan. Iâ€™m not even a vegetarian, but this is probably my favorite new cookbook of the season â€“ and itâ€™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 bookâ€™s diverse Asian offerings are particularly outstanding, as the recipes naturally lend themselves to vegan cooking. Youâ€™ll find classics that you recognize from your local international eateries, as well as new offerings that you havenâ€™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.