Cookbook Gifts: Sometimes you just want dinner to be classy! Enter the ladies of Spork Foods »
Look, I am never going to tell you that your meal is not fancy enough. Most of my cooking is of the “What’s in the fridge today?” variety. But maybe you are throwing a nice dinner party, or you want to make a dish with which to impress and shock all your omnivorous friends: “That’s right, it’s vegan!” In those circumstances, Spork-Fed—the new cookbook from the ladies of Spork Foods—will help you out.
Spork Foods is a gourmet vegan food company based in Los Angeles that is operated by two sisters, Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. The offer vegan cooking classes in person and online, and in the fall they released their first cookbook, Spork-Fed.
The recipes in this book don’t look easy to execute, but they do look delicious. They cover a variety of meals and situations, from brunch to appetizers to desserts, and the suggested menus at the beginning of the book are helpful for the culinarily stunted (like, uh, me). The carrot soup with mint oil, corn fritters with lemongrass, and glazed tempeh particularly stood out for me. I also appreciate that they mark the recipes that are gluten-free.
If you’re looking to step up your game in the kitchen, this is a good one to pick up.
Also — if you’re
in Los Angeles online, Groupon has a deal on Spork classes right now! Get up on it!
Terri Coles lives in Toronto, where she enjoys barbecuing, feeding feral cats, going to local music shows and getting really mad about hockey games. She blogs about her adventures in plant-based eating at The Vegina Monologues. We edit out all her extra vowels.
CONTEST CLOSED. Vegansaurus Giveaway: VIP Tickets to VegNews Book Bash with Spork Foods! (HELLO, there’s a Cinnaholic cinnamon bun BAR) »
Contest closed! The winners are Brandi and Rachel! We will contact you soon!! Yay!! If you didn’t win, never fear! There are options:
1) If you want to volunteer at the party, they’re in need of a handful of volunteers and you get:
1—A free tik
2—Free food and drinks
3—A free signed copy of Spork-Fed
4—A free VegNews tee
Email cholland AT vegnews DOT com if you’re interested!
2) You can still buy tickets here!
SO NO MATTER WHAT YOU BETTER COME!
Great news! Vegansaurus has just secured four VIP tickets to the VegNews Book Bash with Spork Foods, despite the event’s being almost sold-out! We have connections, what can I say. I am going to be at the party (I’ll be under the Cinnaholic cinnamon bun bar), and I hope you will, too! We’re giving away two pairs of these coveted tickets, which include sumptuous vegan appetizers, all-you-can drink cocktails, a signed copy of the brand-new Spork-Fed cookbook, all the photobooth photos you can take, and, yes, the aforementioned cinnamon bun bar. And this all takes place on VegNews' gorgeous rooftop deck in the Mission. Seriously, it's the prettiest and most glamourous place in this filth-ball city!
We’re gonna give them out in sets of two. That’s two sets of two VIP tickets, if my math is correct! For a chance to win, just tell me what your current favorite vegan cookbook is (side note: did you see that Vegan Pie in the Sky is out?! So exciting! Buy a million copies! Plus, we’ve heard there are recipes for OLIVE OIL CRUST and MIND-BLOWING CHEESECAKES. Hello!), and I’ll draw two winners this Friday at 5 p.m.. That’s in TWO DAYS! So get to stepping! The same day we stop selling our t-shirts! And the Vegucated tickets giveaway ends! Friday is a big day!! Please only enter if you can definitely make the party (Friday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.). More details here! Now, enter!
Plus, we’ll get to hang out? How awesome will that be?? The answer is: VERY AWESOME because I am like, the cutest, coolest, sexiest, smartest, most down-to-earth lady you’ll ever have the pleasure of lying under a cinnamon bun bar with. Let’s do this!
Finally, let’s drool over the Cinnaholic cinnamon bun below and dream up our most favorite topping combo would be. Oh! If you don’t want to tell me your favorite vegan cookbook, let me know your favorite cinnamon roll topping combo OMG SO FUN.
Party at VegNews for awesome new vegan cookbook! »
First, I LOVE ANIMATED GIFS. Second, we’re all totally going to this party, right? I mean, I am for sure. There’s a Cinnaholic cinnamon bun bar. A BAR of CINNAMON BUNS. Did I stutter!? I am gonna lay down and have them literally bury me in cinnamon buns and then eat my way out while you all watch in horror/admiration. I will be your new queen! Imagine the possibilities!
Oh yeah, the party is for Spork-Fed, the Spork Sister’s first book! I’ve heard that it’s ridiculously adorable and filled with tons of delicious recipes. Plus, everyone who meets those girls falls immediately in love and wants to be/marry them, so right away we have a lot in common. Except they have a book deal and a cinnamon bun bar. How have I failed so badly when I’ve had every advantage!? Damn my crippling laziness and intellectual handicaps.
Anyway, buy your tickets ($35 and includes a copy of the book!) so we can relax on VegNews’s gorgeous rooftop in the mission, drink hella champagne, eat all the food, and be the best together!