Evolving Vegan

A book by Mena Massoud.

Mena Massoud

It's safe to say that veganism is no longer just a trend. Lifelong vegans, part-timers and aspiring vegans are a diverse and eclectic group of people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and yet, there's very little out there in mainstream media that reflects this new reality.

The Evolving Vegan cookbook celebrates both flavours and stories from a wide array of plant-based eateries all across North America, proving that a plant-friendly diet is truly accessible to all! In this book you will meet Cyrus Ichiza from Ichiza Kitchen in Portland, whose Taiwanese mother inspired him to share his Southeast Asian roots through authentically flavorful vegan dishes. You'll learn legendary behind-the-scenes secrets of San Francisco's Peña Pachamama, a Bolivian plant-based restaurant that serves national dishes like pique macho and aji de fideo. And you can finally conquer veganism once and for all, without sacrificing the delicious flavours you love.

Containing recipes from many different countries and cultures, and including helpful tips for lifelong and transitioning vegans alike, Evolving Vegan takes you on a food-based road trip to explore the vibrancy of veganism across North America. (From Tiller Press)

Mena Massoud is an Canadian Egyptian actor, best known for playing Aladdin in the Disney live-action remake of the classic story. He also starred in the film Run This Town.

From the book

Interviews with Mena Massoud

Aladdin star Mena Massoud shares how he developed an animal-free diet for himself in his debut cookbook Evolving Vegan.

Aladdin star Mena Massoud calls Markham, Ont., home

5 years ago
Duration 3:31
We follow Aladdin star Mena Massoud home to Markham, Ont., as his Disney film makes its international debut.

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