Vegan Mofo 2012 – The Ultimate Cookbook Challenge
Happy Vegan MoFo 2012 you guys! Can you believe it’s my 5th MoFo? Time really flies. Faster than it should. MoFo, to me, is a special time of the year–one in which we, as vegan (or sometimes vegan) bloggers come together and cheer each other on to celebrate vegan meals one day at a time. It’s a ruthless month–posting every weekday for an entire month is exhausting–but it’s also rewarding. I love meeting new bloggers, finding out about dishes I’d never dreamed existed, and learning the ways we all approach ingredients and cooking. This looks like it’s going to be a huge MoFo numbers-wise, so I’m thrilled to get started and join the awesome vegan mass!
(A quick word for new visitors–please read this post from 2010′s MoFo which explains my blogging philosophy and why, during other months, you’ll find non-vegan restaurant reviews on this site.)
So, MoFo 2012–what’s my plan? To cook through the stacks of cookbooks and zines accumulating on my shelves. I love cookbooks, I collect the dickens out of them. But do I remember to actually use them? Rarely. I have gems like Marcus Samuelsson’s Soul of a New Cuisine and Olive Trees and Honey to standards like Veganomicon and My Sweet Vegan. Soy Not Oi, Swell’s zine, and Leigh’s first zine, Down Yonder, also grace the collection. It’s a mishmash of international and American flavors, vegan and decidedly not vegan–but all with something to offer for the vegan palate. I’m excited to work my way through them & try out recipes I’ve never made before, figure out what’s actually lurking in the gorgeous books’ pages.
I’ll also post vegan restaurant reviews and a bit on the garden here and there.
Again, happy first day of MoFo ya’ll & I can’t wait to get this party started! Check back tomorrow for a look at the vegan cookbook that probably got a lot of us started–Vegan with a Vengeance!