Musician and plant-based ambassador Moby shares his favorite creative and delicious vegan dishes
Moby became vegan more than thirty years ago, when few people knew how to pronounce the word. Since then, vegan cuisine has flourished as the fastest-growing and most innovative cuisine on the planet. As a passionate animal rights advocate and also a food lover, Moby has helped fuel this evolution at his wildly popular restaurants. He is the original owner of the L.A. celebrity hotspot Little Pine, which showcases an elevated menu proving once and for all that vegan food is “all grown up” and the most delicious way to be eating today.
Now Moby takes readers inside this special corner of Southern California with The Little Pine Cookbook, a collection of 125 recipes inspired by the restaurant's beloved dishes. Gateway recipes like Panko-Crusted Piccata will wow even the hardest-to-please meat lovers. And veg-forward small plates like Fried Cauliflower with Kimchi Aioli and go-to pastas like Orecchiette with Braised Leeks, Asparagus & English Peas will become back-pocket staples, no matter your diet. And didn’t you know that desserts are healthier when they are vegan? Indulge in the simple pleasure of Butterscotch Pudding or the rich decadence of Chocolate Bread Pudding while feeling good about yourself and your contribution to a better planet. Whatever you’re making, the spirit of Little Pine—of community, of sharing, and of giving—is in all these recipes, and they are here for you to savor every day.
About the Author
Moby is a musician, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist who is informally known as “the godfather of veganism.” His album Play sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. He’s released fourteen solo albums in total. A serial side hustler, Moby opened the vegan restaurant Teany in New York City in 2002 and is the original owner of Little Pine, a unique, contemporary vegan restaurant in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
"Moby is a vegan hero. Little Pine is among the best vegan restaurants ever. And this is a creative, smart, interesting, wonderful cookbook." —Mark Bittman, author of Animal, Vegetable, Junk
“The Little Pine Cookbook is a treasure of comfort food. Whenever I eat at Little Pine, the dishes remind me of wintery days skiing in Alaska, where we devoured fresh hearty stews, piping-hot pizzas, and gigantic cinnamon rolls in the lodge cafe before heading up the mountain for a final run down the rugged slopes. Thank you, Moby, for gifting us the recipes to re-create the best of vegan comfort food, bringing the lodge home, where we can share nostalgic flavors with our loved ones. We can be assured that all the ingredients create more love in the world, and nurture animals, our health, and our mother Earth.” —Julie Piatt, author of The Plantpower Way and This Cheese is Nuts!
"Warning, this book is not for anyone who doesn’t love their tastebuds to dance!!! Wow, Moby has truly pulled off the impossible. If you have ever eaten at Little Pine, you already know how amazing the food is. This is your chance to take that taste home with you no matter what part of the planet you call home." —John Lewis, creator of The Bad Ass Vegan
"I have literally walked for miles to get the Little Pine Mac n’ Cheese" —Rooney Mara, actress