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Vegetable Kingdom by Bryant Terry
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Feb 11, 2020 | ISBN 9780399581045
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“With Vegetable Kingdom, Bryant Terry positions great cooking exactly where it belongs: smack dab in the midst of our lives. Here is the kind of cooking in context—among kids and friends, ancestors and communities—that has the power to bring us profound meaning and pure pleasure. Bryant understands that our kitchens are where sustenance, and substance, simmer. With an inspired soundtrack and a loving spirit, he reminds us that the familiar, exotic, and delicious kingdom of vegetables offers all the richness we could ever want.”—Cal Peternell, chef and author of Twelve RecipesA Recipe for Cooking; and Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta

Vegetable Kingdom is an artful and inspiring volume that is not only a collection of innovative plant-based recipes, it’s also a multifaceted celebration of culture, family, ecology, and health. Bryant Terry’s true artistry is in his ability to celebrate and remix global foodways in vegan creations that are full of vitality and beauty. This gorgeous book gives everyone access to Bryant’s amazing creative vision: it’s a joyous collection of Afro-Asian recipes that delight the eye as well as the palate.”—Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Vegetable Kingdom is an altar to our Diasporic ancestors, a legacy offering to our children, and a shrine to the plant friends who nourish us. As a parent, I felt inspired by the ingenious ways that Bryant ‘Blackifies’ uncommon vegetables and makes them kid-friendly. As a Haitian, I felt particularly jubilant as I prepared spicy Pikliz to the steamy Creole love ballad ‘Ou Fe’m’ that Bryant paired with the recipe. As an overworked, time-scarce person, I appreciated the tips for advanced prep on the weekends and inclusion of efficient meals.”—Leah Penniman, co-director of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black

“Bryant Terry wrote Vegetable Kingdom for his daughters and we’re so lucky we get to have it on our shelves, too. Whether or not you’re vegan, it’s full of recipes we all want to make in our kitchens. From crunchy slaws to creamy soups and vegetable po’boys, Bryant has created an inspiring collection of dishes that channel so many influences.”—Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories, host of Keep Calm & Cook On, and founder of Equity at the Table

“I absolutely love Vegetable Kingdom, which is an inventive, mouth-watering feast of many kinds, and at the same time sensual, musical, intellectual, and cultural. What Bryant Terry has done most beautifully is to root African Diasporic and Asian cuisines in their proper soil of family and community. This book feels like home in the deepest sense—full of brilliant colors, sounds, smells, and flavors—and it is our great fortune to be invited in.”—Jamel Brinkley, National Book Award finalist and author of A Lucky Man

“Bryant Terry’s Vegetable Kingdom is phenomenal. Like his previous cookbooks, it transforms the kitchen into a site for creating global culinary encounters, this time inviting us to savor Afro-Asian vegan creations. With the recommended music, each recipe reminds us that vegetables can not only help us save the planet, but can also be a source of boundless enjoyment.”—Angela Y. Davis, distinguished professor emerita at the University of California Santa Cruz

“In the great Black American tradition of the remix and doing what you can with what you got, my friend Bryant Terry goes hard at vegetables with a hip-hop eye and a Southern grandmama’s nature. To paraphrase Maya Angelou, Bryant wants us to know that once we know vegetables better, we will cook vegetables better. He ain’t lyin’.”—W. Kamau Bell, comedian, author, and host of the Emmy Award–winning series United Shades of America

“[Terry’s] perspective is casual and family-oriented, and the book feels personal and speaks to a wide swath of cooks . . . each dish comes with a recommended soundtrack, completing his mission to provide an immersive, joyful experience.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Contemporary, inviting, flavorful—but most of all, this is an ode to the beauty of vegetables. Bryant’s approach to cooking is one of pure joy and his recipes are a triumph that reflect this in the truest sense.”—Nik Sharma, author of Season

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