Friday, September 10, 2010

ed&bv visits the White House! (and, sprouter winner)!

Okay, I mentioned this on fb yesterday, but since it might be the coolest thing that has happened in my cookbook career, I must blog about it for those of you that don't know.

There's an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about veganism. It is written by Cornell McClellan, who is the fitness trainer for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The article talks about how some celebrities have done a disservice to the vegan diet for various reasons, including using it as a dieting tactic. McClellan writes:
You have to learn how to prepare healthy and nutritious foods, meals that are chock-full of protein and vitamins (think legumes, soy, nuts, lentils, tempeh, etc.). Check out useful and delicious cookbooks such as Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz or Eat, Drink & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton.
!!!!!, !!!!, and a little more !!!!!

Link through to read more of the articleIsa actually sent me the link on fb, which I totally appreciated (thank you miss Isa!), because I wasn't otherwise aware of the article.

Yep, this really is the coolest bit of press I've ever had about any of my booksAnd, I wonder, does President Obama munch on a Super-Charge Me! Cookie after a workout?!!  ;)

Okay, I'll move on now.  On to the winner of the sprouter... congratulations Radioactive Vegan!  Please e-mail me (dreenaburton@gmail.com) so we can coordinate the shipping.

14 comments:

aztextpress said...

WOW Dreena! That's amazing! Congratulations!
I use google alerts to let me know when any of our books are mentioned online. It's pretty neat to see where they pop up and how often!
Just go to http://www.google.com/alerts to get started...

Elaine Shandra said...

Wow! That's awesome! What an honor!

Lauren M said...

Congrats! How cool!!

Dreena said...

thanks guys!

axtextpress, funny, I do get the google alerts, but didn't get any about this article. thanks for the note about them all the same!

tyrah_arn@hotmail.com said...

so great!!!!

HayMarket8 said...

wow! totally cool. that is nice publicity!

Tanya said...

YAY! Congrats....that's awesome news :)

Angie said...

That is so great. Good for you. First stop The White House, second stop Ellen.
Congratulations!!!!
Angie

Nathalie said...

Congratulations, Dreena! This is fabulous!!!

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Awesome! Also very cool that veganism is becoming more mainstream.

Crystal said...

Congratulations Dreena! That's terrific news.

radioactivegan said...

Congratulations! Your cookbooks are definitely well used in my kitchen.

I'm so excited about the sprouter! I just emailed you :) (theradioactivegan@gmail.com)

Dayle said...

that's crazy!! so proud of you! :D

dreaminitvegan said...

How wonderful and cool!