Wednesday, July 15, 2009

NEW Cookbook Teaser!

No, not my cookbook... but another that will have you twirling in your apron!... The Urban Vegan cookbook by Dynise Balcavage.

Many of you already know Dynise through her Urban Vegan blog. Dynise asked me to write a quote for her cookbook, and I was honored to do so. When I received the galley copy, I could hardly put it down! I love Dynise's fresh approach to this cookbook - she has a mix of popular urban fare (ex: Philly Portobello Cheese Steak, Cappucino, Classic Aioli) and also international dishes (ex: Feijoada, Classic Creme Brulee, English Muffins, Jackfruit-Banana Smoothie) that she expertly recreates in fine vegan fashion... as well as a slew of other inventive recipes (Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake with Limoncello Glaze, anyone?).

What I love about The Urban Vegan, apart from the actual recipes, is how Dynise transports us to her destinations with her recipe descriptions. As an accomplished author, she is able to tap into our senses with her writings, capturing images and delivering stories on every page. Plus, Dynise offers suggestions and options within her recipes, and - get this folks - even wine pairings for select dishes!

You'll be dog-earing page after page, and be engrossed simply reading through the recipes. Yes, this is a cookbook that you will use regularly; use for special occasions and everyday fare, and use to expand your culinary knowledge. It is a sharp, imaginative, clever and sassy cookbook... true to the author herself.

So, pop over to Dynise's blog for more, or just go pre-order your copy of The Urban Vegan straight away!

8 comments: said...

I love The Urban Vegan blog, I'm really excited about this cookbook!

urban vegan said...

I love you, Dreena! XOXOXO

veggievixen said...

OH EM GEE. when does it come out. this is too much for me to handle. i'm so excited.

Cafe Cyan said...

Love her and her recipes! The cookbook WILL be awesome - can't wait.

Nicole said...

I know you're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but I really like this one :)

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Thanks said...

How can I get an advanced copy of this cookbook. What can a girl promise to do . . lol

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