Written by one of my best friends…


Dynise and I went to grad school together, too many years ago, and she was always a true pleasure to know and be around. I missed more than a decade of her life, but Facebook (if you can believe it) has given her back to me!

Available October 1st!

Transforming vegan cooking from “oat cuisine” to “haute cuisine”

Sampling ruby-red organic berries at a farmers’ market. Comparing thirty varieties of rice noodles in a Vietnamese food store. Ordering “good & greasy” vegetarian rotis from a street cart. This is the life of the urban vegan, and author Dynise Balcavage brings this cuisine to life in The Urban Vegan. Designed to help vegans—and all readers—find inspiration for a healthy, varied, and delicious diet in each city market, restaurant, and corner store that they visit, this book presents 250 delicious, and even decadent, original vegan recipes inspired by the colorful culinary landscapes of urban areas.

Accompanying the recipes are shortcuts, entertaining ideas, and menu themes that will please even omnivores; an overview of the vegan pantry; and helpful icons that alert readers to low-fat, kid-friendly, fast, omnivore-friendly, and frugal recipes at a glance.

About the Author

Dynise Balcavage’s blog, urbanvegan.net, which gets more than 30,000 visitors monthly, was among the top ten food blogs nationwide in the 2007 Bloggers’ Choice Awards. She has published recipes in Herbivore and Végétariens (France’s first vegetarian magazine), and has written for VegNews. When she is not globetrotting, Dynise calls Philadelphia home.


~ by wastedlife40 on August 22, 2009.

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