11 Vegetarian cookbooks


11 Vegetarian cookbooks

We’re prepping for the annual food marathon, also known as Christmas, by flipping through our favourite cookbooks. The following food bibles are packed with delicious recipes and handy tips. All recipes are vegetarian and will conquer the hearts of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. World peace starts at your dining table.

Plenty & Plenty More
Oh Ottolenghi. Six years ago we were introduced to the most creative of creative cookbooks: Plenty. Yotam Ottolenghi did things with vegetables that rocked us off our socks. Eggplant croquettes? Leek cookies? Get on our plates please! His second vegetarian cookbook, Plenty More, is just as extraordinary. As written in Dutch newspaper NRC: “Ottolenghi did it again.”


Rose Elliots New Complete Vegetarian
Now more and more people skip meat, vegetarian cookbooks are bringing home the bacon. The original version of Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegetarian Cookbook for example, sold more than 60,000 copies. We’re very happy with this exciting new edition, which comes with 1000 yummy dishes. It’s the definitive collection from ‘the queen of vegetarian cooking.’

The Meat Free Monday cookbook
Speaking of famous vegetarians, Paul and Stella McCartney are in the list as well. These two keep on inspiring us. Stella as a pioneer in sustainable fashion, Paul with his strawberry fields forever. The McCartney family also launched Meat Free Mondays, a campaign that raises awareness of the detrimental environmental impact of eating meat, resulting in this cookbook.

Moosewood Cookbook
More than thirty years ago, Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated and locally published a spiral-bound notebook of recipes for vegetarian dishes from her little restaurant in Ithaca, NY. Millions of copies later, the Moosewood Cookbook was listed by the New York Times as one of the bestselling cookbooks in history, which we completely understand.


Plant Power
You may know Lisette Kreischer for the Dutch Weed Burger. Together with documentary maker Mark Kulsdom she has developed this 100% veggie burger with sea weed in 2012. An instant success. But! Lisette has created more masterpieces, which can be found in her cookbook Plant Power! Yep, expect food that will give you a whole lot of energy… to try new recipes.

Alice Hart is crazy about veggies. She even wrote an ode to tomatoes, red as the sunset. Her enthusiasm for pumpkins, beetroots and parsnips is present on every page of Vegalicious. The book contains recipes, but also a complete list of ingredients that should be in your cupboards and a gallery of the world’s most famous vegetarians, like Bob Marley and Brigitte Bardot.

My New Roots
'My New Roots: Inspired Plant Based Recipes for Every Season' landed in stores, homes and hands earlier this year. It’s the first cookbook of Sarah Britton: a holistic nutritionist and former cook of Noma Copenhagen. Her recipes always come with funny stories. Lesson: if your lover thinks the granola is burned (because: chocolate granola), keep it to yourself.


River Cottage Veg
Merguez of chickpeas… halloumi kababs… If you want to appreciate veggies a bit more, but you’re not ready to give up on meat just yet, River Cottage Veg is the cookbook for you. After writing seven other River Cottage cookbooks, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall decided to put veggies at the centre of the table and celebrate.

The Green Kitchen & Green Kitchen Travels
David and Luise share their vegetarian food stories in The Green Kitchen. These stories are packed with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruits and vegetables. Their second book, Green Kitchen Travels, is inspired by their trips, based on the people they've met and the ingredients they've come across. Korean lettuce wraps anybody?