Posts Tagged ‘Pure Vegan’

Recipe Testers

Jicama Slaw by recipe tester Ashley Gish

Recipe testing for  the cookbook is underway! Team Pure Vegan consists of 20 home kitchen testers so far and covers a few states and a high school friend who now lives in Thionville, France.

These brazen cooks have prepared individual dishes, orchestrated Pure Vegan dinner parties and supplied me with very helpful notes. In addition to typos, the group has supplied clearer descriptions, instructional language and some hilarious comments from dinner guests.

We still have a bunch of recipes to go so if you are interested in participating please contact me, or leave a comment here. I’m not able to offer monetary compensation but you’ll be showered with praise in the book and receive a personally signed copy from me upon publication.

I will continue to post stories, pictures and videos from Team Pure Vegan as we progress through the recipe testing stage of the book. Also to follow will be images from the photo shoots and some teaser recipes that were stars from testing.

Pure Vegan

From the upcoming book "Pure Vegan"

This is the working title for my first cookbook deal with Chronicle Books.  Having designed a number of cookbooks for others, this is the first I am authoring. The book is a collection of 72 recipes that just happen to be vegan. The chapter structure goes like this; Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Late Night and finally, Very Late Night. As you might guess by now, it’s a sexy decadent take on vegan cuisine. Recipes will become more and more sensual as the chapters progress. The Late Night and Very Late Night chapters will have cocktail as well as rich dessert recipes for all you Voluptuaries out there.

I will be designing the book – natch! –  and will be sharing a photography credit with Emily Brooke Sandor who brilliantly shot the photos for the Celebrating with Julienne cookbook I produced for Sue and Julie Camoy. The book’s release date is Spring 2012. I will posting updates here as I move forward with the book’s production including recipe testing, photography, food styling, design and I’m assuming many stories.

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