Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Pink Edition is two things at once: a practical guide to vegan cheffing, and a playful epic of the stories behind the recipes.
Toy Story 2 proved to skeptics that sequels can best the original, and with this second volume of their legendary cookbook saga, executive vegan chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog out-chef their celebrated younger selves (if that's even possible).
Contained in this Guide to Vegan Cooking are comfort food recipes with an international flourish, such as Pastel n - Puerto Rican "lasagna" layered with plantains; Bunny Chow - a curry bread bowl favored by South African surfers; and Chilaquiles - a popular Mexican breakfast dish, finally something the rockeros and the metaleros can agree on.
Rest assured, Randy's Sheboygan roots run deep, as there is a dedicated section on vegan "cheezes," as well as debaucherous Midwestern staples like pimento cheeze, French toast sandwiches, and pizza.
Vegan Hunger Demons do not sleep. Thankfully Randy and Speed Dog are laced up and ready for battle.
About the Author
One is not simply born a Jean-Claude; one must become a Jean-Claude. The title is earned. No, Jean-Claude van Randy was born with an unassuming name (Randall) in an unassuming city (Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081). He had a bike with a kickstand and liked to race his friends from the cul-de-sac to the fancy, "uppity" stoplight of Lincoln Boulevard. He infrequently won. Randy has two embossed certificates that you can't touch above his mahogany desk in his executive chef's office at Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and prefers you refer to his hair decisions as a Kentucky waterfall, not a mullet -- Jean-Claude van Damme never had to answer these questions.Speed Dog's the drummer in the band. He likes cherry Ring Pops, adventuring, and vegan cheffing. After his Aunt Louise asked him to write a column in her newspaper, the Lake Erie Weekly Herald, dishing on all things Cleveland, Geneva-on-the-Lake, and Upper Ashtabula, he became a syndicated food columnist.Eric Obenauf, creator of the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking series, is the Editorial Director of acclaimed indie press Two Dollar Radio, which he founded with his wife, Eliza, in 2005. Eric was included in Publishers Weekly's "50 Under 40" list, spotlighting 50 individuals working in publishing under age 40 worth watching, and was one of five finalists in the magazine's 2016 "Star Watch" awards. At Two Dollar Radio Headquarters -- an indie bookstore, vegan cafe, bar, and performance space opened in 2017 in Columbus, Ohio -- Eric stocks the books and chefs it up in the kitchen. He enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, reading outside with a beer or two like a gentleman, and dad jokes.