Press Release: Afro-Vegan


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Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

By Bryant Terry

On Sale April 8, 2014

Rising star chef, food justice activist, and author Bryant Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African-American cooking. His new landmark cookbook Afro-Vegan features 100 modern and enticing vegan recipes reworked and remixed with favorite staples and classic dishes from Africa and the African diaspora.

Forging a new direction in vegan cooking, Afro-Vegan looks past the standard options available in vegan fare, drawing inspiration from the Caribbean, North and South America, and the entire African continent. Blending these colorful cuisines results in exciting and approachable recipes like:

  • Jamaican Patties Stuffed with Maque Choux
  • Berbere-Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Sliders
  • Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes
  • Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts
  • Cocoa Spice Cake with Crystallized Ginger and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache

Covering hearty soups and stews, the best ways to prepare grains and grits, and even street foods and snacks worthy of any guest, Terry interweaves his personal memories with an exploration of key African ingredients popular in Caribbean and Southern dishes–like okra–tracing their history and giving them cultural context. Accompanying the recipes are suggested music tracks (from Mos Def to Mayer Hawthorne), book and film recommendations, and Terry’s insights about building community about the food we prepare and eat.

For anyone interested in improving their well-being, Afro-Vegan‘s groundbreaking recipes offer innovative, plant-based global cuisine that is fresh, healthy, and delicious.

A national leader in the movement to promote healthy eating, BRYANT TERRY is the author of The Inspired Vegan and the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen. Along with Anna Lappe, Bryant co-authored Grub, which the New York Times called “ingenious.” He is also the host of Urban Organic–a multi-episode web series that he co-created. Bryant’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Essence, Yoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times, among others. He has made dozens of national television and radio appearances including the Martha Stewart Show, Emeril Green, The Splendid Table, and Morning Edition. He lives in Oakland, California. Visit to learn more.

“Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.”

-Alice Waters


Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

 by Bryant Terry

$27.50 hardcover ● 256 pages ● 7-7/16 x 9 inches ● 75 full-color photographs

ISBN 978-1-60774-531-0 ● On Sale April 8, 2014

The Crown Publishing Group