This is not your standard cookbook. I was expecting to find recipes with gorgeous photos of Amanda Cohen’s creative and delicious vegetable cuisine from her restaurant Dirt Candy. Instead, I found a graphic novel! The recipes are interspersed throughout a black and white manga-style narrative that also tells the true story of Dirt Candy, its origins, successes, and challenges. This book is a stand-out, just like Amanda Cohen. She distinguishes herself by being true to heart, pushing the limits and having a ton of fun along the way. You get more than you bargain for in this marvelous cookbook — recipes, action and humor!
Check out our Dirt Candy video with Amanda Cohen, discussing the cookbook.