Cookbooks

Plant-Forward Global 75: The Essential Cookbook List 

A curated list of the most influential and must-read cookbooks that raise, each in their own way, the profile of vegetables and plant proteins and provide tested culinary strategies for serving them in their most delicious forms. The list includes cookbooks in English only, authored by both chefs and cookbook authors, and that are still in print. 

1. Hugh Acheson, The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits

2. Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia

3. Michael Anthony (with Dorothy Kalins), V is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes and Techniques for Home Cooks--from Artichokes to Zucchini

4. Charlie Ayers, Food 2.0: Secrets from the Chef Who Fed Google

5. Rick Bayless, Mexican Everyday

6. Peter Berley, The Flexitarian Table: Inspired, Flexible Meals for Vegetarians, Meat Lovers, and Everyone in Between

7. Peter Berley, The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen 

8. April Bloomfield, A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden

9. Cortney Burns and Nick Balla,Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes

10. André Chiang, Octaphilosophy: The Eight Elements of Restaurant André

11. Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant

12. Kyle Connaughton and Naoko Takei Moore, Donabe: Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking

13. Carina Cooper, Ulpotha: A Kitchen in Paradise

14. The Culinary Institute of America, Vegetables: Recipes and Techniques from the World’s Premier Culinary College

15. Alain Ducasse, Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good

16. Editors of EatingWell Magazine, EatingWell Vegetables: The Essential Reference

17. Editors of Food52, Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad into Dinner--And Make-Ahead Lunches, To

18. Jeremy Fox (with Noah Galuten and David Chang), On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

19. Joyce Goldstein, Mediterranean Fresh:  A Compendium of One Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings

20. Joyce Goldstein, The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home

21. Salma Hage, The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook

22. Marcella Hazan, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

23. Dan Hunter, Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant

24. Madhur Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian

25. Nancy Harmon Jenkins, The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:  A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health

26. Anna Jones, A Modern Way to Eat: 200+ Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes (That Will Make You Feel Amazing) 

27. Jean-Christian Jury, Vegan: The Cookbook

28. Barbara Kafka, Vegetable Love

29. Mollie Katzen, The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation

30. Mollie Katzen, The Moosewood Cookbook 

31. Diana Kennedy,The Essential Cuisines of Mexico 

32. Matthew Kenney (with Meredith Baird and Scott Winegard), Plant Food

33. Diane Kochilas, The Greek Vegetarian: More Than 100 Recipes Inspired by the Traditional Dishes and Flavors of Greece

34. Diane Kochilas, Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forgot to Die

35. Jessica Koslow,Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking

36. Aglaia Kremezi, Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

37. Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, V Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking

38. Travis Lett, Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California

39. Jenn Louis, The Book of Greens

40. Deborah Madison, The Greens Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegetarian Cooking from the Celebrated Restaurant

41. Deborah Madison, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

42. Cara Mangini, The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini

43. Virgilio Martinez, Central

44. Joshua McFadden (with Martha Holmberg), Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

45. Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky PeachPower Vegetables!: Turbocharged Recipes for Vegetables with Guts

46. Michel Nischan, Homegrown Pure and Simple: Great Healthy Food from Garden to Table

47. Michel Nischan, Taste Pure and Simple: Irresistible Recipes for Good Food and Good Health

48. Enrique Olvera, Mexico from the Inside Out

49. Yotam Ottolenghi (with Sami Tamimi), Jerusalem: A Cookbook

50. Yotam Ottolenghi, Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi 

51. Yotam Ottolenghi, Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi

52. Alain Passard, The Art of Cooking with Vegetables

53. Maricel E. Presilla, Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America 

54. Christian Puglisi, Relae: A Book of Ideas

55. René Redzepi, Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine

56. Tal Ronnen (with Scot Jones and Serafina Magnussen), Crossroads: Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine

57. Julie Sahni, Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking

58. Suvir Saran, Indian Home Cooking: A Fresh Introduction to Indian Food

59. Steven Satterfield, Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons

60. Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner, Japanese Cooking: Contemporary & Traditional [Simple, Delicious, and Vegan]

61. Elizabeth Schneider, Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference

62. Julia Sherman, Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists

63. Martha Rose Shulman, The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking: Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day

64. Nigel Slater, Tender: A Cook and his Vegetable Patch

65. Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick, Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery and Cafe

66. Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart’s Vegetables

67. David Tanis, Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient

68. Bryant Terry, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, & Southern Flavors Remixed 

69. Anna Thomas, The Vegetarian Epicure: 262 Recipes

70. Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein, Raw

71. Shizuo Tsuji (with Yoshiki Tsuji, M.F.K Fisher, and Ruth Reichl), Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

72. Viji Varadarajan, Samayal: The Pleasures of South Indian Vegetarian Cooking

73. Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Vegetables

74. Matt Wilkinson, Mr. Wilkinson’s Vegetables: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Garden

75. Paula Wolfert, Mediterranean Greens and Grains