Cookbook Giveaway: Vaguely VeganPosted: July 10, 2012
If you’ve ever wondered even for a second about eating more vegan meals but assumed — like me — that it would be way too hard and socially isolating (I mean, no dairy?!?!?!), we now have the perfect cookbook to help you ease your way into some vegan cooking. Called Pure Vegan, the book is published by Chronicle Books and is meant to show that you can eat vegan even some of the time and still have fun. I talked to the author, Joseph Shuldiner, last week and he described his intent with the cookbook — his first — this way: “A lot of people draw the line distinctly: ‘I either eat this way or only eat that way. For me personally it’s not a clear-cut hard line path. I enjoy a primarily plant-based diet, but I’m curious about food and other ingredients. The line shifts in the sand for me a lot.”
The cookbook reflects Shuldiner’s open way of looking at food. “My aim is really about providing recipes that are more inventive for vegan cooking and for vegans but also to broach the subject for people who aren’t vegans, not necessarily to convert them but to introduce them to a plant-based diet. This is about taste and lifestyle, taking off that charge around the politics of veganism and bringing people in.” Which means that it’s filled with doable recipes (beautifully photographed) and happily divided up into times of the day for eating — morning to late late night — rather than by types of foods or meals. It’s brilliant really and here’s the best part: You can win a copy! Just leave us a comment, either here or on Facebook, on why you’d like to give veganism a try and we’ll pick a random winner on Friday. Good luck!
Want to get a little more of the Pure Vegan vibe? Check out the book’s trailer — yup, trailer — here.