An authentically African and naturally vegan culinary journey across the continent
Drawing from the cultures and traditions of more than 15 countries, years of cooking expertise, and cherished memories from her own childhood on the Ivory Coast, Marie Kacouchia takes us on a tour of flavorful, healthy, naturally plant-based African dishes. Explore over 70 irresistible recipes for main courses, rice dishes, sauces, snacks, desserts, and drinks, including:
Cassava Tabbouleh with Radishes and Herbs
Paprika-Spiced Plantain Chips
Sweet Potato and Ginger Loaf
Coconut Rice Pudding
Lemongrass Lemonade, and so much more!
Vegan Africa guides you through diverse vegan cuisine from Ghana to Ethiopia, from Nigeria to South Africa. Kacouchia also shines a spotlight on the superfoods—like cacao, garlic, ginger, and sweet potato—that make these recipes both mouthwatering and packed with vital nutrients. Whether you’re a newcomer to African cuisine or looking to make familiar favorites, Vegan Africa will help you bring healthful, delicious dishes to your kitchen.
About the Author
Marie Kacouchia is a young Parisian who embraces the cultural references of her two homelands: France and the Ivory Coast. Passionate about cooking, her goal is to promote this singular culture of hers, between the culture of origin and that of the host country, through cuisine that is essentially mixed. She lives in Paris, France.
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“Kacouchia dives into the plant-based cuisines of 15 African countries through 70 recipes like chakalaka and yam akpessi, illustrated with breathtaking photography and insightful storytelling.”—Epicurious
“Through gorgeously photographed and easy-to-execute recipes . . . Kacouchia connects the Black vegan movement today to its humblest beginnings.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Years of cooking experience, 15 countries worth of traditions, and countless childhood memories from growing up on the Ivory Coast all add up to Marie Kacouchia’s beautiful tome of flavorful, naturally plant-based African dishes.”—Food Network Best Vegan Cookbook of 2022
“I made a hard stop when I saw Marie Kacouchia’s recipe for Vermicelli Rice with Spinach and Cashews. . . It’s terrific.”—The Washington Post
“Kacouchia’s book is replete with coconut milk and cacao, plantain and cassava, watermelon and mango, at least in part a capturing of her childhood memories: of her mother’s fragrant stews, of fried plantain on the beach after church.”—The Guardian “A rich tapestry of dishes perfect for the home cook. A true feast for the eyes, Vegan Africa is a beautiful journey through native African superfoods, and the diverse culinary histories of Africa. Kacouchia's coconut lime french toast is the end-all-be-all french toast recipe, as far as we're concerned.”—Delish “Kacouchia highlights naturally plant-based dishes. . . . It’s the perfect way to reset for the new year.”—Thrillist
“This vegan bible shows us the ins and outs of 15 African cuisines in 70 vibrant and nourishing recipes. One taste of these original dishes will have you itching to get back in the kitchen.”—VegNews
“No dish in this book feels lacking, twisted, or marred by their vegan-ness, rather giving the sense of a full and rich diet.”—The Caterer
“Inviting photography promises healthy and nourishing meals. . . . An excellent array of dishes emphasizing that plants are the foundation of African diets, with meals well worth making at home.”—Booklist
“Mouth-watering. . . . Generously illustrated with stunning color photos, this wonderful blend of African vegan recipes is sure to entice.”—Library Journal
“Vegan Africa is packed with a wide variety of recipes from across the continent. . . . The easy-to-follow recipes are complemented by a brief introduction that highlights the health benefits of the vegetables, grains, and legumes they use, and by dozens of beautiful photographs of the dishes and their ingredients.”—Foreword
“In Vegan Africa, Kacouchia strikes a balance between recipes that are plant-based by nature and adaptations.”—National Post