Chef Bryant Terry is back with another vegan cookbook, this time a fusion of southern, African, and Caribbean cuisines. One of the things I really like about Mr. Terry's books is that so many of the flavors and textures are new to me, so just paging through them is like reading the menus of a dozen new restaurants.
These black bean veggie burgers from Jamaica are spicy and delicious.
Caribbean cooking is more than just pineapple and coconuts - it's an elaborate cuisine that has been influenced by many different cultures from all over the world. Taymer Mason's Caribbean Vegan offers an excellent overview of this complex cuisine and makes it easy to enjoy authentic Caribbean food wherever you happen to live.
Plantains taste like bananas crossed with potatoes. Fried, they make a slightly sweet, starchy accompaniment to rice and beans.
Spicy pumpkin purée from the Antilles, named after the specific variety of pumpkin used there.
Sweet and savory plantain balls.
Sweet vegan ham made from seitan.
Smoky and fresh-tasting thanks to orange and lime juice.