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  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241387566
  • Imprint: Fig Tree
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $50.00


120 Easy and Delicious Asian-inspired Vegetarian and Vegan recipes

A vibrant plant-based cookbook from the Guardian 'New Vegan' columnist and award-winning author of Fresh India

Modern, vibrant, fuss-free food made from British ingredients but with an Eastern slant, East is a must-have whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food.

Drawing from her 'New Vegan' Guardian column, Meera Sodha's stunning new collection also features plenty of brand-new recipes inspired by a wide range of Asian cuisines. There are noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides and sweets, all surprisingly easy to make and bursting with exciting flavours. Taking you from India to Indonesia, Singapore to Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam, East will show you how to whip up a chard potato and coconut curry and a swede laksa; how to make Kimchi pancakes, delicious dairy free black dal, and chilli tofu. There are sweet potato momos for snacks and unexpected desserts like salted miso brownies and a no-churn Vietnamese coffee ice-cream.

  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241387566
  • Imprint: Fig Tree
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $50.00

About the author

Meera Sodha

When not travelling round India, collecting recipes, Meera Sodha chefs, writes and lives in London. This is her first cookbook.

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Praise for East

An unbridled joy

Nigel Slater, on Fresh India

The tastiest, liveliest, spice-infused fare this side of the Sabamarti river

Guardian on Fresh India

It is deeply personal food, alive and authentic - the best sort - and, frankly, I want to cook everything in this book

Nigella Lawson on Made in India

One of our most-used family cookbooks . . . as easy to love as it is to use

Daily Mail on Fresh India

Colourful and joyous

Felicity Cloake, Guardian on Fresh India

A sublimely designed book that is tidily stocked with oft-times wondrous vegetable-based recipes, emboldened with flavors

Forbes on Fresh India

Full of delectable, mouth-watering dishes . . . we guarantee you'll be devouring the entire book in no time

Stylist on Fresh India

Terrific . . . dead-simple family food absolutely packed with flavor

New York Times Magazine on Made in India

There are no frighteningly long ingredient lists or recherché spices - just simple recipes that really work. It's become my go-to Indian cookery book

The Times (Books of the Year) on Made in India

When my palate is jaded I turn to Meera Sodha. She can take a packet of noodles, some peanut butter and a hunk of tofu and work magic. East is the vegetable book for people who aren't vegetarian

Diana Henry

Enticing, inviting and delicious. Vegan and vegetarian dishes that are hard to resist (and why should you?)

Yotam Ottolenghi



She has a seemingly magic ability to tell you exactly the detail you need to make a dish sing. This book is a godsend

Bee Wilson, Sunday Times

Meera Sodha takes keen cooks on a vegan and veggie journey across Asia

Guardian Weekend Gift Guide

An inspiring collection of appealing recipes

Daily Mail

Inspired by a dizzying range of Asian cuisine, Meera Sodha leads foodies on a meat-free expedition, taking in everywhere from Thailand and Japan to Singapore and India

i Best Cook Books of 2019

If you've got any sense, it's probably already on your shelf. A brilliant one for lovers of flavour

Sabrina Ghayour