Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen: Recipes, Resources, and Stories

Edited by Meredith Pangrace
December 7, 2021

"Some readers will want this book for the recipes, some for the "unpretentious shortcuts" that Pangrace promises, and some for the sheer crunchy wonder of the title concept." -Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

"Looks to move the needle on diverse, plant-based, distinctively Midwestern cooking." Michigan Stateside 

A varied, handy collection of Rust Belt culinary favorites, updated for today’s vegan diet. 

The Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen is a community cookbook created by professional and home chefs who live and work in the Rust Belt. Recipes collected here represent the diversity of the region, and include vegan versions of:

  • Polish pierogis
  • Detroit coney dogs
  • Hungarian paprikash
  • Slovak kolaches
  • Mexican conchas
  • German sauerkraut balls
  • Cincinnati chili
  • Slovenian fish fry
  • Chitterings, and many more.

The cooks and chefs collected here offer stories about their recipes as well as family and culinary traditions. The book also includes resources on how to stock a vegan pantry, guides to useful equipment, and basic how-tos for “veganizing” staples. 

Infusing old world recipes with a new level of creativity for a changing audience, The Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen is unpretentious, accessible, and fun.

See also: 

Cookbook bundle