See me at Book Expo America 5/27

Next week I’ll have the pleasure of attending again BEA at the Javits Center in NYC at 2pm at the Perseus Book Group booth. If you’re in the book industry and heading over to the Book Expo come on over: I’ll be signing books and plantain avocado snackies will be on tap, first come first serve.

BEA @ The Javits Center NYC
Thursday May 27
2pm at the Perseus Book Group booth

Weekly ‘za: Fiddlehead Pizza

Fiddlehead ferns. And pizza. Usually not things that come to mind consecutively. Pizza is often a weekly phenomena in this kitchen and at my local market fiddleheads, so ephemeral in the spring, were teasing me in a basket just out or reach of checkout line at the local veggie market. At nearly $8 a pound it may feel like an investment that can’t be messed with: a splash of olive oil and a few crumbs of good sea salt are safe maneuvers with something that looks like it should be atop a leprechaun’s violin instead of lunch.

The advantage (with edible fairytail centerpiece, sure) of fiddleheads as a pizza topping is that a handful will suffice and still deliver unlike an entire pound or more for just a modest side dish. And those few elegant green swirls look great: tidily curled, teeny leaves gently crisped after roasting in the oven bring some art to everyday nosh. The flavor reminds me of asparagus gone feral meets collards or kale, green and textural with the pleasant imaginings of eating something prehistoric.

What else? A whole wheat crust brings everything together, all smothered in a basil-garlic spiked winter squash puree sauce instead of the ol’ red. I had to make quick work of some leftover FYH Mozzarella “cheese” and it melted beautifully over the squash puree at 415 degrees after about 26 minute. Red onion, chopped Kalamata olive, pine nuts and slivered fresh basil bring it home to familiar pizza territory.

Many early spring eats are long gone (ramps, I never knew yah in 2010) and fiddleheads are likely turned grown fern frond by now, but if you stumble upon a few grab ‘em and garnish your next pizza with their woodsy mystery.

Book signing: Posman Books @ Chelsea Market, Monday May 10

Still recovering from Thursday night’s empanadapocalypse? Another Terry appearance so soon?

I’ll be signing and talking Viva Vegan! at the charming Poseman Books at Chelsea Market this upcoming Monday night at 6:30.

Mini dessert empanadas will be in effect, first come first serve. Stop by after work and say hola!

Posman Books @ Chelsea Market, 6:30 PM
75 9th Avenue NY, NY
(212) 627 0304

May 6th NYC: Viva Vegan! book par-tay!

Mooshoes NYC

In NYC and like fiestas, Viva Vegan!, vegan shoes? Mooshoes and I will be hosting a book release party and book signing at 7pm. Refreshments and book signings will be served. Drop by and bring your friends, make some friends or get a proper start to your Thursday night unrestrained merrymaking.

Mooshoes @ 7pm
78 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

By Subway: Take the B or D train to the Grand Street stop or take the F, J, or M train to the Delancey Street stop.

You’re on my list

VV shopping list

Beer and garlic, off to a good start

Maybe you love to grocery shop. Maybe you’d rather organize your salad fork collection according to the days of the week. Either way when someone offers to make a shopping list just for for you it opens up time for more important decisions like coconut, chocolate or strawberry vegan ice cream (or all three, then everyone’s happy). Or perhaps you just love lists…either way I have you covered.

Due to popular request from testers there’s a special shopping list included in the back of Viva Vegan! AND, also now available as a tasty downloadable PDF.

This list is divided into sections just in case the store doesn’t stock both vital wheat gluten flour AND ají panca paste. Ethnic grocery, regular supermarket and health/vegan products are covered here, particularly useful if you often end up making three or more separate shopping trips for unique items (I know I do).

Share it with your friends, your mom, your grocery co-op need of a little panela!