Learn how to slow-smoke all sorts of veggies, fruits, vegan meats, and vegan cheeses in this beautifully photographed book that features 100 soul-satisfying recipes filled with flavor and spice.
At last! Now vegans and vegetarians, plus the millions of omnivores and carnivores who are eating more plant-based meals, are invited to join the authentic smoke-cooked BBQ party! Barbecue is famous, of course, as a way to cook meat—but meat is not the only thing you can cook in a smoker. Cooking low and slow over natural wood embers, the core method of genuine ’Q, infuses produce and other plant-based foods, like tofu and tempeh, with rich depths of rustic flavor that you won’t get from a stovetop skillet or steamer.
Author Terry Sargent isthe face of vegan barbecue. Southern Living magazine’s “Cook of the Year” for 2021, Terry has perfected the art of vegan barbecue at his renowned Grass Vegan BBQ Joint outside Atlanta. In this definitive book on the subject, he serves up easy-to-prepare recipes for amazing dishes like:
- Smoked Pineapple Salsa
- Glazed Smoked Asparagus
- Smoked Creamy Pumpkin Soup
- Smoked Mushroom and Vegan Carnitas Tacos
- Smoky Ratatouille
- Smoke-Roasted Faux Turkey
You can master these and nearly a hundred more healthy, plant-based, smoky, and vibrant recipes with Terry’s masterful and fun book as your guide. From sides and desserts to dozens of meat-free main courses, from skewers and kebabs to burgers and tacos, this is a book that takes vegan cooking—and BBQ itself!—in an incredibly exciting new direction.
About the Author
Georgia native Terry Sargent, Southern Living magazine’s 2021 “Cook of the Year,” worked for twenty years, from his mid-teens to his mid-thirties, as a chef in Atlanta, during which time he was a devoted carnivore. When his doctor told him he was facing some significant health risks, he quit his corporate-chef gig and learned everything he could about plant-based foods and cooking. Starting in 2017, he began running vegan BBQ pop-up restaurants around Atlanta; their success drew investors and led him to open a standalone restaurant, Grass Vegan BBQ Joint, in Stone Mountain, which has loads of regular customers and hundreds of positive reviews. He lives in the Atlanta area.
"Celebrated chef Terry Sargent has created a cookbook that is truly one of a kind. He brings his cooking expertise and passion for vegan barbecue together to show the world that vegan barbecue can stand up to regular barbecue any day of the week. This cookbook is inspiring and it covers sauces, salads, sandwiches, and main dishes. Whether you are a part-time vegan or full-time vegan, you can be sure these recipes are not missing any barbecue flavor."
—The Daily Meal, "Best Vegan Cookbooks to Read in 2023"
Long praised for his inventive plant-based menus and dishes, Sargent proves that meat isn't the only thing you can cook in a smoker. The cookbook is filled with easy-to-make, simple vegan recipes that both novice home cooks and experts will love. Sargent shows how to slow-smoke everything from vegan cheeses to plant-based meats, vegetables, and fruits. Yes...smoked fruit! Nearly 100 recipes cover appetizers, snacks, main dishes, and more.—USA Today