Benbella Publishing, 2015.
Since releasing Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study in 2005, Benbella Books has been making a name for itself as a vegan resource in publishing. With the increasingly mainstream popularity of veganism, Dr. Campbell’s work has influenced a new generation of food writers who are happy to provide recipes and advice to the aspiring vegan. These include some of my favourites, including Lindsay Nixon, Kim Campbell and Pamela Popper.
The Best of Plant-Based Eating is a collection of the best recipes and articles from Benbella’s vegan series, including previously published books as well as upcoming releases. There is no new material in this book – there are either three selected recipes from the particular author’s cookbook, or an excerpt giving guidance for healthy living. I appreciated seeing these recipes alongside constructive advice for plant-based eating: nutrition is discussed, but there are also reflections on vitamins, disease, and limited diet trends.
With biographical information on each contributor, this book is a great starting point for creating a framework of vegan resources. The experienced vegan won’t find anything new here, but if you are exploring the plant-based lifestyle, this book will help to guide you on your way.
I received this book for free from Benbella Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.