The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals

by Gentle World on September 7, 2010

We recently received a visit from a photographer, who offered her help to photograph our two cookbooks, Incredibly Delicious and The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals. With the intention of capturing some natural lighting, Emily took the two books outside to the area where our rescued bunny rabbit lives.

When she set up the book for the shoot, Poof came over to check out the situation. Just as Emily was thinking to herself, Wow, it would be great to get a picture of the book and Poof togetherHe sure rose to the occasion!

I like to think that Poof wanted to do his part to let the world know how delicious the Gentle World recipes are… Irresistible, one might even say.

The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals (and animals who love… eating books?) is a lovingly-produced collection of delicious vegan recipes, compiled in 1981, long before most of the world knew what the word ‘vegan’ even meant, let alone the fact that vegan food can be even more delicious than standard fare.

Now in its eighth edition, and still in the original typeset – this book has never been edited on the computer – The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals is a true vegan classic.

Excerpts from customer reviews:

“I have had this since it first came out and it is STILL the best vegan cookbook according to my family… My mother ‘loved’ animals always but thought I would die when I became a vegan 43 years ago, as did my doctor. When I got to cook with Gentle World for an event and bought her this cookbook, she became vegan.”

“This is one of the best vegan cookbooks. This is a great cookbook for anyone looking for down-to-earth useful recipes. The recipes are easy and practical.”

“This has to be the most beautiful cookbook I have ever seen! It is full of really cool drawings of cows, sheep, dogs, and flowers. I also really enjoyed the quotes. The cookbook is completely vegan and full of easy to make recipes.”

“I highly recommend this book to other vegans and also to non-vegans who are interested in knowing why we do not eat or use animals or any products derived from them. And for those who would like that infamous question answered, “Then what do you eat?” Reading this book provided a very spiritual experience for me, with the quotes, poems and essays included throughout the book touching my heart and soul deeply.”

“The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals was the very first cookbook I purchased when I became vegetarian in 1989, and it started me on a journey of healthful, compassionate eating and living. Thank you!”

“My copy of the cookbook is worn and tattered and taped together. Before my daughter-in-law married my son, this is the book I lent to her. Now my granddaughter and grandson use it.”

“To inspect the pages of my cookbook, you will find well-worn, recipe-stained, note-taking pages filled with years of my vegetarian cooking education. I have purchased other vegetarian cookbooks since then, but yours is the cookbook that I will never get rid of. So thank you, such a great book and wonderfully yummy recipes!”

Over the years, I have bought many – yes, hundreds – of copies of  The Cookbook for People who Love Animals for distribution to local groups.”

“Love Incredibly Delicious, but still Gentle World’s classic Cookbook for People Who Love Animals is at the top of my favorites list :)”

“I have enjoyed my 1983 edition of The Cookbook… for all these years. It is unique and refreshing; a gift to all who read it.”

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