Street Vegan: Recipes and Dispatches from the Cinnamon Snail Food Truck
By Adam Sobel
Published by Potter
There is one eating experience that I absolutely cannot resist indulging in if I have a chance, it’s visiting food trucks. I always find the food from trucks to be both delicious and innovative. So I was very excited to see that the chef from one of the most famous food trucks in the country, The Cinnamon Snail, wrote a cookbook.
The truck has won many awards for its cuisine. Upon receiving the cookbook, I understand why. If I ever get a chance to visit NYC, I am definitely going to track down The Cinnamon Snail! The recipes are sophisticated and bursting with flavor. Smoky Portobello and Potato Stuffed Poblanos, Korean Kimchi Soup, and even the famous cinnamon rolls the truck is named after are just a small sample of the recipes. Every meal is covered, from Almond Milk French Toast with Raspberry-Grapefruit Coulis and Smoky Roasted Almonds for breakfast, a Gochujang Burger Deluxe for lunch, and Pecan-Crusted Seitan with Smoked Mushroom Gravy and Fried Parsnip Matchsticks for dinner.
Some of the recipes have a lot of ingredients, but the recipe instructions are clear and walk cooks through the process of creating the flavor-filled gourmet vegan fare. Some ingredients may be difficult to find, but they are used in more than one recipe. I’m the kind of person that will buy food just because it sounds interesting, so I loved the My Vegan Pantry section of the book (subtitled: Some Kooky (and Not-So-Kooky) Things In The Snail’s Pantry). I am now on the lookout for Umeboshi Plum Vinegar and Yacon Syrup to add to my pantry. There are stories about both Mr. Sobel and the food truck mixed in throughout the book. I love everything about this book and it has earned a place of honor in my cookbook collection.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.