Even though you might be tired of hearing about it, we just got back from a trip to Vermont. I had planned to review this book on our return anyway, but after a lovely evening there without electricity*, it made me really rethink this book. We may be fortunate where we live in that we rarely have extended electricity outages. Then again, anybody remember the big outage of 2003?
When it happens, it happens. And that’s when you need a book like Vegan Unplugged. Vegan Heritage Press, who also published American Vegan Kitchen, generously sent me a copy to give away to one lucky reader. All you have to do is comment to this post with a comment about the lights going out. It could be what caused it to happen, what you did when it did, what you ate, you get the idea. I’ll post the winner early next week.
Up top is the Pasta Puttanesca, which I heartily recommend. The fresh parsley is a ‘recipe upgrade.’ Besides the recipes, one of my favorite things about the book is the “Going Global” section which shows how to add some excitement to your pantry stash. It’s broken down into Indian, Middle Eastern, Latino, Asian and Italian, making it easy to to put together just a few ingredients and get a great result. This cookbook would be handy for anyone with a limited amount of time or space, as well. College students, for example, would benefit from this by using some of the ‘recipe upgrades’ provided. As the book suggests, it would also be handy for campers, boaters, or those on roadtrips. Jon Robertson, the author, has also started a new blog for the book, which you can see here.
VeganMoFo IV is just around the corner! I’m going to be blogging about some of my favorite things and also holding weekly book contests on Fridays, so be sure to check back!
Vida Vegan Con is next August in Portland! It’s sure to be an amazing time. I’m still trying to figure out if I’ll be making the trip to participate, but with those organizers, you know it’s going to be out of this world! It’ll be like the wedding of the century x 10,000!
And the latest news? I’ll be doing a booksigning at the awesome, all-vegan, Park + Vine in Cincinnati on Saturday November 20th from noon until 2:00 PM. Come on out for shopping and a sample!
Good luck with the contest!
*For the record, we had full stomachs, wine, a fire, candles and scrabble, so it was a typically wonderful vacation night for us.