The Sexy Vegan Cookbook is a unique cookbook: not only are the recipes unique, not only does he take the time to explain what things are that someone new to vegan cooking might not know about, such as tofu or basil chiffonade, but it's also technologically advanced! Patton has a barcode that the reader can scan with their smartphone which will direct them to a youtube video of him making that exact recipe.
One of my favorite aspects of this book is that Patton takes the time, at the beginning of the book, to talk about himself and how he came to be vegan as well as how he came to have his own cookbook. The recipes in this book are fun, healthy, vegan and he includes everything from snacks, to deserts to alcoholic beverages. The recipes include many which would appeal to a large audience so that the cook could take it to a potluck or bar-b-que where non-vegans are attending. They also include many vegan variations of favorites such as chorizo and breakfast meats.
This perhaps was the most fun cookbook I've ever read through. It's entertaining, enjoyable and easy to read. Plus with the accompanying youtube channel, which indeed came prior to the cookbook, one also has the visual and audio media to help them through creating many of the recipes contained within this book.
Highly recommended for vegans and non-vegans alike.
~Reviewed by Jessica Elizabeth
Author: Brian L. Patton
New World Library, 2012
pp. 239, $16.95