'Smith & Daughters is one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in Melbourne-and arguably one of the coolest vegan restaurants in the world.' -Conde Nast Traveler
"Gordon Ramsay reckons he's allergic to them, Anthony Bourdain famously compared them to a "Hezbollah-like splinter faction", and only last month, high-profile Italian chef Gianfranco Vissani declared he'd like to "kill them all". Mo Wyse and Shannon Martinez know vegan is a dirty word. But these masterminds behind Melbourne vegan mecca, Smith & Daughters, are revolutionising plant-based eating beyond the pleather-wearing hippie stereotype. Smith & Daughters: A Coohboolt (That Happens To Be Vegan) features Wyse's words and recipes for about 80 of Martinez's big-flavoured Latin American-leaning dishes that have wowed diners" - delicious.com.au, Stellar Magazine
"A collection of seriously delicious recipes using no animal products at all. This vegan kale and leek bake is about as good as comfort food gets. It's not like we're trying, but we've struggled to find anyone who doesn't love this dish. The cream sauce, the kale, the garlic breadcrumbs on top. It's literally the most perfect creamy casserole-style dish that will inspire second and third helpings." - FoodRepublic.com
"Fresh and appealing. There is something authentic about the style of this book. It wasn't hatched in the mind of a marketing queen, because "Smith & Daughters" is grounded in good cooking. That's the only kind of ground that matters." - Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Magazine
"Forget any preconceived ideas about vegan food. In the exciting new cookbook Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan) by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse, vegan food reaches a whole new level! Be tempted with recipes such as Spanish Meatballs in Saffron Almond Sauce, Paella or Warm Spanish Doughnuts. Yum!" - New Idea Magazine
"The vegan power duo behind cult Melbourne restaurant Smith & Daughters have released a cookbook. In it, Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse steer clear of the stereotypes that can accompany veganism (bland, boring and - dare we say it - preachy) to bring us seven chapters and more than 80 recipes" - Sydney Morning Herald
"Damn good food by some damn fine people. Shannon and Mo's passion for all things delicious is inspiring as hell and this cookbook just proves, once again, that they're not messing around." - Michelle and Matt, Thug Kitchen
About the Author
Shannon Martinez is an unlikely candidate to be the poster girl for plant-based dining. But she is, and she's unstoppable. Shannon is on a mission to change both the way people perceive plant-based food and the way they eat it. In her case, it's coming from a different perspective. Being a meat eater gives Shannon the insight to create tastes and textures that are unlike anything on the market today, dreaming up recipes that truly replicate meats, cheeses, and good old family favourites.
Over more than two decades of cooking in Melbourne kitchens, Shannon has developed a following among fans and peers alike for her out-of-the-box thinking and try-anything approach. She is the owner of Australia's two most prolific plant-based businesses, Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli. As well, she is the co-author of two bestselling books, Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan) and Smith & DELIcious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens To Be Vegan).
Mo Wyse is a Seattle and New York expat. She studied journalism and has a background in production, but dedicated her passion for creative, plant-based food to creating Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli, where she is the logistical, front-of-house and marketing brains behind this gun team. Mo has now woven herself into the hospitality industry fabric, where she has spoken on a variety of panels pertaining to both business as well as plant-based dining. People are waking up to the relevance of veganism and considering both Mo and Shannon to be outspoken advocates for expanding the plant-based foodscape.