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Gentle World’s original publication is the Cookbook for People who Love Animals, a classic of the movement that is much-loved as one of the very first vegan cookbooks in the US. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the 40 years since its publication.

Now that the new climate of food blogs and Instagram has greatly lessened sales of recipe books, we have recently started to offer these at a deep discount to our supporters.

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Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm

Over 500 recipes, from quick & easy to gourmet

Also includes an extensive chapter on raw foods, a resource section with healthy alternative products and ingredients, instructions for sprouting, growing wheatgrass, discovering wild edibles, cultivating a vegan-organic garden and recipes for your nonhuman companions. Inspiring quotes on every page encourage the reader to explore messages of peace and nonviolence from some of the greatest minds who have ever lived.


"Exceptional recipe book. Healthy foods, inspirational quotes, beautiful photos, good-sized, easy-to-follow book layout and healthy tidbits and passages."

"This is one of my favorite cookbooks. In fact, I'm partial to almost anything produced by the Gentle World people ever since I purchased this book of theirs. I've pulled it off my bookshelf many, many times when I was craving 'something' and I've never been disappointed."

"I have many cookbooks but this is one of my favorites. It has great recipes, beautiful photographs and lots of quotable quotes."

"Easy to follow yet delicious results for even a beginner. I love the broad selection and quick easy directions that can vary according to taste."

Cashew Carrot Paté

Tofu "Eggless" Salad

The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals

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 that vegan food can be even more delicious than standard fare, The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals is a true vegan classic.

Now in its eighth edition, and still in the original typeset!

"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."