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Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Pink Edition
a cookbook & stories by
Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (w/ Eric Obenauf)
Although the official "cookbook launch" party (held on July 7, 2022) has passed, you are invited to come party with us at our Columbus, Ohio, brick-and-mortar — Two Dollar Radio HQ — any time! It's an indie-focused bookstore/event space/vegan cafe/coffee shop/bar, AND, this cookbook was created from the recipes we make from scratch and serve up on the menu there. Hope to see you soon!
To view the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition (2020), click here.
Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Pink Edition is two things at once: a practical guide to vegan cheffing, and a playful epic of the stories behind the recipes.
In this Pink Edition of the celebrated Guide to Vegan Cooking series, the saga continues as executive chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (with assists from Eric Obenauf) share comfort food recipes with an international flourish, such as Bunny Chow—a blasphemous bread bowl favored by South African surfers; Chilaquiles—a Mexican breakfast dish, and finally something the rockeros and the metaleros can agree on; and a Banana Peel Banh Mi—a riff on the classic Vietnamese sandwich using—you guessed it, banana peels! Rest assured, Chef Randy’s Sheboygan roots run deep, as there is a dedicated section on vegan “Cheezes,” as well as debaucherous Midwestern staples like Pimento Cheeze, French Toast Sandwiches, and Pizza. Vegan Hunger Demons do not sleep. Thankfully Randy and Speed Dog are laced up and ready for battle.
This Guide to Vegan Cooking is for you if:
• You’re looking for satisfying comfort food;
• You’re interested in a vegan diet but are having trouble giving up cheese;
• You’re searching for accessible vegan recipes that don’t require hard-to-find ingredients you can’t pronounce;
• You crave ADVENTURE.
The recipes included in the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Pink Edition are:
• Almond Pesto & Cashew Mozzarella Caprese
• Cream Cheeze
• Fountain of Youth Pimento Cheeze Spread
• Sliceable Mozzarella Cheeze
• Buffalo Queso
• Mozzarella Caprese
• Cucumber Dill Soup
• Lentil Soup
• Hearts of Palm Ceviche
• Kalamata Olive Hummus
• Salsa Verde
• Grandma’s Salsa
• French Toast Monster
• Banh Mi Op La
• Bunny Chow
• Breakfast Mollette
• Coconut Bacon
• Boujee Boardwalk “Calamari” Fritti Sammy
• Banana Peel Banh Mi
• Walnut Chorizo Grilled Cheeze
• “Meat”Ball Sub
• Oyster Mushrooms with Bechamel Sauce
• Eggplant Parmigiana
• Kimchi & Fried Tofu
• Curry Enchiladas
• Caprese Sandwich
• Farmhaus Breaded Tofu Tortuga
• Jalapeño Popper Bagel
• Pambazo de Chilaquiles
• Banana Peel Cheezesteak
• Lemon-Blueberry Cupcakes
• Carrot Cake Bars
• Quick-Pickled Veggies
• Hot Sauce
• Garlic Butter
• Mayonnaise (or Aioli, if You’re Fancy)
Praise for Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Pink Edition
"Did you know the Columbus-based independent publisher also runs a bookstore that doubles as a vegan café? Where most cookbooks are huge, hardcover, and $40 or more, this tiny, square volume runs you only $17, and is packed with ingeniously simple recipes, most of which fit on a single page! Interspersed with full-color photos and amusing anecdotes, this book will reinvigorate your vegan cooking!"
—Next Chapter Booksellers (St. Paul, Minnesota), on Instagram, a #SmallPressSaturday recommended book:
Praise for the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking series
"Come for the incredible recipes... and stay for the humorous stories that accompany them. This cookbook is imaginative and creative while also featuring accessible vegan recipes that are both healthy (mostly) and just super delicious all around. Two thumbs way up, and all of my other fingers as well, for this creative little cookbook."
—Audrey Farnsworth, Fodor's Travel, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“Whether you pick up a copy of the book and cook at home or stop by Two Dollar Radio Headquarters for a visit, vegan comfort food with a great backstory is easy to come by.”
—Wynne Everett, Edible Columbus, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“A perfectly hilarious way to learn some badass recipes.”
—Gary Lovely, BuzzFeed News, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“In between the tiny chapters of this oddly engrossing plant-based tale is a (vegan) cheese-friendly menu of chicken wings, tater tots, breakfast sandwiches, crab cake Benedicts and Italian casseroles.”
—Avery Yale Kamila, Portland Press Herald, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“If I had one word to describe the recipes in this cookbook, it would be decadent!”
—Sadhna Sheli, The Masala Girl, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“Delicious recipes and fun stories in the vein of Hunter S. Thompson, this ‘cookbook’ is wholly unique!”
—Samantha Kolber, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“I love a cookbook that’s as fun to read as it is to cook from… The recipes are fancy but approachable, the kind of dishes that use ingredients you already have in your pantry but include something special, like an aioli.”
—Bianca Phillips, Vegan Crunk, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“For the reluctant vegan, these recipes are hearty and not overloaded with specialty ingredients.”
—Kay Wosewick, Boswell Books, Milwaukee, WI, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“Probably the most fun we’ve ever had reading a cookbook! If you’re looking for a) a romp of a read and b) accessible and delicious vegan ideas to add to your arsenal, look no further.”
—Anna Weber, White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“This book is an utter delight; it’s super-weird and funny and full of mouth-watering recipes. In short, it’s the best kind of emblem you could brandish to try to replicate the joy-full, delicious experience of being at $2 Radio HQ in person.”
—Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“Can’t find a store-bought dairy-free cheese you like? Make your own. Made with simple ingredients you can find anywhere, this dairy-free queso comes together with just a quick blitz in the blender… this sauce is fantastic on everything!”
—Switch4Good, on Buffalo Queso, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
“Loaded with colorful photographs, stories behind our favorite TDRHQ eats, and easy recipes”
—Columbus Veg Community, on Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Yellow Edition, 2020
Jean-Claude van Randy has two embossed certificates that you can't touch above his mahogany desk in his executive chef's office at Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and prefers you refer to his hair decisions as a Kentucky waterfall, not a mullet — Jean-Claude van Damme never had to answer these questions.
Speed Dog's the drummer in the band, he keeps the beat. With Randy, he operated the popularly celebrated VEGAN FXXD truck, which slayed hunger demons at events from the Gathering of the Juggalos to the Rodeo Festival in Sheridan, Wyoming. Since 2020, Speed Dog has been a food columnist for the Mid-Ohio Weekly Gazette.
Eric Obenauf, creator of the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking series, is the Editorial Director of acclaimed indie press Two Dollar Radio, which he founded with his wife, Eliza, in 2005. Eric was included in Publishers Weekly’s “50 Under 40” list, spotlighting 50 individuals working in publishing under age 40 worth watching, and was one of five finalists in the magazine’s 2016 “Star Watch” awards. At Two Dollar Radio Headquarters — an indie bookstore, vegan cafe, bar, and performance space opened in 2017 in Columbus, Ohio — Eric stocks the books and chefs it up in the kitchen. He enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, reading outside with a beer or two like a gentleman, and dad jokes.
Enjoy a sneak peek of the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: The Pink Edition (2022) by Jean-Claude van Randy, Speed Dog, with Eric Obenauf.
Two Dollar Radio is distributed to the trade by PGW/Ingram.
FORMAT: Paperback, full-color, illustrations
LIST PRICE: $16.99 USD
PRINT ISBN: 9781953387226
DIGITAL EBOOK ISBN: 9781953387233
RELEASE DATE: July 12, 2022
SIZE: 5.5" x 5.5"
Printed in Canada by Marquis, with the following environmental statement: FSC-Mix