Got my copy of VEGANOMICON.
The introduction is hilarious (actually, as I read more, I know the entire book will be a friendly, kick-in-the-pants take, e.g. "The recipes that await you in Veganomicon were created by two women who cook, live and eat in real urban kitchens. Since we're both apartment dwellers, these are lessons learned from waging wars with tempermental gas burners, moody ovens, and tiny little cabinets bursting with pots, gadgets and groceries. This is food made while chatting with significant others, gossiping with friends, and shooing nosy pets off the countertops. In other words, this is the kind of food you make and eat while life happens.") and the layout is thoughtfully arranged to make quick experimentation easy.