Joni Marie Newman is the author of €‹€‹The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet, Vegan Food Gifts, Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen, and coauthor of €‹€‹500 Vegan Recipes, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites, and €‹€‹Going Vegan. Joni is well-known in the vegan community and frequently speaks at vegan conferences, cooking demos, and other events. She also blogs at JustTheFood.com and likes to spread the vegan love on Twitter @JoniMarieNewman.
"Another book that will help take your home vegan cooking to the next level is Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen by Joni Marie Newman. Not content to rely on the dishes of just one country, Newman presents recipes that combine flavors and styles of two or three different countries or cultures." - Nashville Scene
"In her vibrant new cookbook, California native and self-taught cook Newman (Vegan Food Gifts) shares vegan recipes that blend Indian, Mexican, Korean, Filipino, and other international flavors. Playful fusion dishes such as miso mac and cheese, tamale shepherd's pie, and Mexicannoli emphasize fresh ingredients over premade meat and dairy substitutions and encourage readers to try new techniques (e.g., freezing and thawing tofu to release extra moisture, incorporating ground seaweed into condiments). Cooking tips appear throughout, as well as icons denoting gluten-, nut-, and soy-free choices. VERDICT Featuring some exceptionally bold sauces, drinks, and small plates, this well-balanced collection will tempt adventurous vegans. Highly recommended." €” Library Journal