8/26/10 10/29/09 POPSUGAR Fitness Food The Best Vegetarian Cookbooks The Must-Have Vegetarian Cookbooks October 29, 2009 by Fitness 4 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Since Vegetarian Awareness Month is almost over, I thought it was only appropriate to give a shout-out to my favorite vegetarian cookbooks. It was hard to narrow the field down, but I'm certain these books will become classics in your kitchen, carniwhore or not. Get ready for some awesome tasting food where veggies, grains, and beans reign supreme. Great Chefs Cook Vegan Author Linda Long asked some of the best chefs on the planet — like Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter, and Eric Ripert — to tweak their cooking for a vegan audience. The results are spectacular and show that haute cuisine is not just for meat eaters. Great Chefs Cook Vegan ($23) is full of amazing photos bordering on food porn. You'll want to break this out any time you have a special meal to prepare. Great Chefs Cook Vegan $23 from amazon.com Buy Now Grub: Ideas For an Urban Organic Kitchen Grub ($13) is my go-to housewarming gift. Besides great recipes that put the focus on seasonality, it's a guide to creating an overall lifestyle change. After cooking with Grub you'll be thinking more about what you eat and why you eat, and you'll be inspired to become more sustainable in your own kitchen. Grub from amazon.com Buy Now Madhur Jaffrey's World-of-the-East Vegetarian Cooking Madhur Jaffrey's World-of-the-East Vegetarian Cooking is as relevant today as it was when it was published in 1981. And Jaffrey has since situated herself nicely as the expert on Indian cooking in the United States. This cookbook is an education on ethnic cooking, filled with 400 recipes from India, Bali, Japan, China, the Far East, and the Middle East. After cooking with this you'll be armed with spices you never knew existed. Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Renowned vegan and author Isa Chandra Moskowitz has come up with incredible meals that utilize everything natural under the sun, and her book, Veganomicon ($18), has simple everyday meals, elaborate dinners, and delicious desserts. Isa's Vegan Brunch ($14) gets an honorable mention; brunch used to be the meal where vegans felt the most deprived — no eggs, bacon, or fluffy pancakes to munch on. This book changes all of that. Veganomicon $18 from amazon.com Buy Now Vegan Brunch from amazon.com Buy Now The Basics Think of these two as The Joy of Cooking, except for vegetarians: How to cook Everything Vegetarian ($23) and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ($27). Both include just about every technique you can think of when it comes to vegetarian cooking. And its authors, Mark Bittman and Deborah Madison, are legends in the food world. The New Moosewood Cookbook ($14) and The New Laurel's Kitchen ($16) are also institutions in vegetarian cooking — cooking at its most simple. How to cook Everything Vegetarian from amazon.com Buy Now Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone from amazon.com Buy Now The New Moosewood Cookbook ($14) and from amazon.com Buy Now The New Laurel's Kitchen from amazon.com Buy Now FoodVegetarianVegetarian CookingBest Vegetarian CookbooksGreat Chefs Cook VeganBest Vegetarian CookGrub: Ideas For An Urban Organic KitchenMadhur Jaffrey's World-of-the-East Vegetarian CookingVeganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan CookbookHow To Cook Everything VegetarianVegetarian Cooking For EveryoneThe New Moosewood CookbookThe Get Results With Our Fitness Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Weight Loss Running Yoga Working Out Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.