The book is called Inspired Vegan because his goal is to inspire people to think outside the box when it comes to his recipes. The book is broken up by seasons (seasonal fruits and vegetables), but he encourages substitutions to be made using "whatever is readily available". His book has a mix of recipes from different cultures from African American, Chinese, Indian, West African, as well as other cultures. His approach is simplicity.
What makes this book interesting is that it is not a typical cookbook. Bryant Terry takes you into his world with hardships of his neighborhood to sweet memories throughout his life. He tells a story. The story behind the people and places he has been to that inspired the recipes of his book. "A decade ago I started dreaming of ways to make fresh, affordable food more widely accessible, which would help eliminate health disparities between low-income and higher-income people living in cities."
I really like that with each recipe, he ties it with a musical selection. It gives you an idea of his mood when it comes to that particular recipe. Each recipe is unique to its song and inspiration. "If I did my job well, The Inspired Vegan will move seamlessly from your kitchen countertop to your coffee table to your nightstand." ♥
*I was sent a reviewer's copy.