Many people believe veganism is a trend, that all vegan food tastes the same, boring, bland way and, above all, that it is uncreative, not filling and lacks flavor. Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse from celebrated restaurant Smith & Daughters don't! In their first cookbook Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) they ignore convention in favor of plant-based innovation in the kitchen.
Across 7 chapters, including big plates, small plates, salads, sweets, dressings and drinks, Smith & Daughters offers 80+ delicious vegan recipes with a Spanish twist to recreate at home. From ''chorizo'' and potato, Spanish ''meatballs'' in a saffron almond sauce, chipotle cashew ''cheese'', ''tuna'' and green pea croquettes to warm Spanish doughnuts or spiced Mexican flan, the recipes give new inventive life to
classics that will appeal to meat and vegetarian eaters alike.
Forget your preconceptions of vegan food. In Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) Shannon and Mo are here to challenge them all. Their aim is for people to experience delicious plant-based food the way it should be: big, bold, flavorful, noteworthy and celebration-worthy.
Shannon Martinez has cooked since she can remember and due to the influence of her Spanish paternal family and her outside the square, innovative talents she's contributed to kitchens across Melbourne over the past nearly 20 years. Shannon eats meat, but has perfected her vegetarian – and latterly – vegan repertoire saying this is what makes her food so good; she tries to replicate the tastes and textures of meat, rather than putting out bland, predictable, vegan food.
Mo Wyse is a Seattle and New York expat. She studied journalism, has a background in production but dedicated her passion for creative, plant-based food to creating Smith & Daughters, where she is the logistical, front-of-house and marketing brains behind this gun team.
- By Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse
- 207 Pages