Afro-vegan Farm-fresh African, Caribbean & Southern flavors remixed

Bryant Terry, 1974-

Book - 2014

"Rising star chef and food activist Bryant Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African American cooking. In this ... cookbook, he remixes foods of the African diaspora to create ... recipes such as corn maque choux-stuffed Jamaican patties with hot pepper sauce, berebere-spiced black-eyed pea sliders, crispy teff-grit cakes with eggplant, tomatoes, and peanuts, and groundnut stew with winter vegetables and cornmeal dumplings"--

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2nd Floor 641.56362/Terry Due Dec 16, 2023
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press [2014]
Main Author
Bryant Terry, 1974- (-)
First edition
Physical Description
viii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 205) and index.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Booklist Review

Chef-author Terry (Vegan Soul Kitchen, 2009; The Inspired Vegan, 2012) introduces the concept of food justice, a philosophy that he defines as good food being an everyday right, and not just a privilege. His book is also an introduction to the various ways (more than 100, in short) that African cuisine can go mainstream. Pointing out the high incidence of African Americans with diet-preventable diseases, such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes, Terry sets out to help correct that situation one meal at a time, jumping right into specific dishes and their preparation. The first section is about spices and sauces. For instance, familiar seasonings tango with pomegranate-peach barbecue sauce, while slow-braised mustard greens dance with an all-green spring slaw. Each recipe, interestingly, includes at least one soundtrack recommendation, which frequently is also accompanied by a film or book suggestion. His sidebars cover, among other topics, toasting whole spices and cooking black-eyed peas and millet. He's careful not to overemphasize (and overproselytize) the vegan nature of his recipe collection; instead, he focuses on flavor, on coaxing out unique smells and tastes.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Muscovado-Roasted Plantains Olive oil, maple syrup Yield 4 to 6 servings Soundtrack "Golden Lady" by José Feliciano from And the Feeling's Good Inspired by candied sweet potatoes, this flavorfully sweet side dish provides a satisfying counterpoint to a savory main. While roasting brings out the natural sweetness in plantains, muscovado--unrefined brown cane sugar--gives the plantains a subtle molasses flavor. You can add chopped pecans for texture. If you cannot find muscovado, use raw cane sugar and replace the maple syrup with 1 teaspoon unsulfured molasses. 4 large ripe plantains, ends cut off, peeled, and cut into thirds 4 teaspoons olive oil 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1⁄4 cup muscovado sugar Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the plantains in a large bowl, drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the oil, and sprinkle with the salt. Toss gently until the plantains are evenly coated. Transfer to the lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, gently stirring and turning every 10 minutes, until fork-tender and lightly browned. Combine the maple syrup, muscovado, and remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a small bowl and stir with a fork to combine. Pour into a large skillet and warm over high heat until melted, about 30 seconds. Add the plantains, and cook for 1 minute, tossing vigorously to coat evenly, and serve. Excerpted from Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.