Mayim’s Vegan Table — Review
In my opinion, Mayim’s Vegan Table is part textbook and part cookbook. The first four chapters are an introduction to veganism—the whys, whats, and how-to’s. I found this section of the book very interesting. The authors, Mayim Bialik and Dr. Jay Gordon, stress the fact that they are not trying to make everyone become vegans. They believe in adding vegetables to your diet as much as possible. Some people are purely vegan, some are almost-vegans, and others prefer to eat a diet heavy in veggies. These first four chapters give you a good idea of what to expect if you choose to change your eating habits. I will say a lot of the writing seems aimed towards moms. Mayim explains the easiest ways for children to eat vegan or just how to get more veggies into their diets. I think they should have mentioned this on the cover because I was a bit surprised that I was reading so much about how to tailor to children, and I am not a mom! The rest of the chapters are full of vegan (and several Jewish) recipes. I am not a vegan, but I do avoid certain meats and eat a lot of veggies. I think some of these recipes will become mainstays for me. I was surprised that most of Mayim’s recipes seem to include maple syrup!
This is in an informative, well written book that is packed with vegan recipes. If you’re a vegan and have been for a long time, this may not be the book for you. I would suggest flipping through the recipes to make sure you need it. If you’re thinking about going vegan or you have kids and want them to eat more vegetables, this is a great book for you! (And doesn’t Mayim look gorgeous on the cover?!)
I received a digital proof of this book in exchange for an honest review.