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Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: Volume 2, the Saga Continues

a cookbook & stories by
Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (w/ Eric Obenauf)


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Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: Volume 2, the Saga Continues

"Come for the incredible recipes (vegan crab cakes benedict–enough said, thank you) 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: Vol. 1


Synopsis

Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: Volume 2, the Saga Continues is two things at once: a practical guide to vegan cheffing, and a playful epic of the stories behind the recipes.


Toy Story 2 proved to skeptics that sequels can best the original, and with this second volume of their legendary cookbook saga, executive vegan chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog out-chef their celebrated younger selves (if that’s even possible).

Contained in this Guide to Vegan Cooking are comfort food recipes with an international flourish, such as Pastelón – Puerto Rican “lasagna” layered with plantains; Bunny Chow – a curry bread bowl favored by South African surfers; and Chilaquiles – a popular Mexican breakfast dish, finally something the rockeros and the metaleros can agree on.

Rest assured, 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.

Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking math formula if you like


The recipes included in the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: Volume 2, the Saga Continues are:
• Almond Pesto & Cashew Mozzarella Caprese
• Banana Peel Barbacoa
• Bibimbap Bowl
• Biscuits & Walnut "Sausage" Gravy
• Bunny Chow
• "Calamari" Fritti
• "Chicken" Salad
• "Chicken" & Peach Salad
• Chilaquiles
• Curry Enchiladas
• Eggplant Parmigiana
• Jollof with Special Friends
• Monte Cristo
• Pastelón
• Pimento Cheeze Spread
• Pizza
• Roast Beet Reuben
• Spanish "Chorizo"
• Torta de Chilaquiles
& MORE!

Interviews

Interviews for Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: Vol. 1

MikeyPod | November 16, 2020
MikeyPod 310 | Author and Publisher Eric Obenauf

"Like many of us, Eric Obenauf found himself weighing his options after the 2016 election here in the United States. Was it time to leave the country, or was it more important to stay and create the type of community he believed in? He and his wife Eliza settled on the latter and the result was Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus, OH, an indie bookstore and vegan cafe that serves as the perfect extension of Two Dollar Radio, their acclaimed family-run book publisher... Eric and I talk about his incredible work and his latest creation, Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking. Of course, we dig into process, overcoming obstacles, and the beauty that often comes from limitation. Give the show a listen, and then grab yourself a copy of the book at your local indie bookstore!"


The Masala Girl | October 27, 2020
Veggie Peeps – Interview with Vegan Publisher Eric Obenauf

"Well, if I gain 5 pounds this week it’s totally Eric Obenauf’s fault. I dove into his first cookbook Guide to Vegan Cooking & picked his recipe “MAPLE-FROSTED COOKIE DOUGH BARS (GLUTEN-FREE)” as the first recipe I wanted to try. It was so good I froze half of it to mix in with my vegan vanilla ice cream at a later date, because if I didn’t I would have eaten the whole thing! And being a total tease here — it’s base is garbanzo beans... Here, he shares his inspiration for his cookbook & tips to help inspiring vegan home chefs."


Bookin' | October 4, 2020
Bookin' Quail Ridge Books Podcast Episode 100 | Eric Obenauf

"Hosted by Jason Jefferies, topics of discussion include Columbus, Ohio, as a hotbed for the literary arts, how Eric came to work with Chef van Randy and Chef Speed Dog, the Two Dollar Radio tattoo club, celebrities that refer to themselves in the third person, Twizzlers, whether or not veggies are a main dish, drum solos, and much more."
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Reviews

Reviews for Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: Vol. 1

"Searching for a sauce that does it all? We’ve found it for you, friends! This vegan buffalo queso recipe from the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking has a rich, velvety texture with just the right amount of kick. No one would ever guess that the basis of this quick-to-make, creamy sauce is silken tofu!"
—World of Vegan, view the Buffalo Queso recipe!
World of Vegan recipe of Buffalo Queso from Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking

"This super fun new cookbook is brought to you by the people at Two Dollar Radio, Ohio’s vegan comfort food cafe mecca, and contains both delicious vegan comfort recipes and also just a whole lot of fun. Come for the incredible recipes (vegan crab cakes benedict–enough said, thank you) 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 "These New Fall Cookbooks Are Full of Your Next Favorite Quarantine Comfort Meals"

"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, "Seven new vegan cookbooks that perfectly suit this unusual year"

"If I had one word to describe the recipes in this cookbook, it would be decadent!"
—Sadhna Sheli, from The Masala Girl — read the full interview
MAPLE-FROSTED COOKIE DOUGH BARS (GLUTEN-FREE) recipe from Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking

Bookin' | October 4, 2020
Bookin' Quail Ridge Books Podcast Episode 100 | Interview with Eric Obenauf

"Hosted by Jason Jefferies, topics of discussion include Columbus, Ohio, as a hotbed for the literary arts, how Eric came to work with Chef van Randy and Chef Speed Dog, the Two Dollar Radio tattoo club, celebrities that refer to themselves in the third person, Twizzlers, whether or not veggies are a main dish, drum solos, and much more."

MikeyPod | November 16, 2020
MikeyPod 310 | Interview with Author and Publisher Eric Obenauf

"Eric and I talk about his incredible work and his latest creation, Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking. Of course, we dig into process, overcoming obstacles, and the beauty that often comes from limitation."

"I love a cookbook that's as fun to read as it is to cook from! The punk aesthetic that runs through the book reminds me of 90s zine culture... 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
Vegan Crunk recipe from Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking

"Delicious recipes and fun stories in the vein of Hunter S. Thompson, this 'cookbook' is wholly unique!"
—Sam, Bear Pond Books (Montpelier, VT)

"The Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking is a perfectly hilarious way to learn some badass recipes. In the first of a new *very well-priced* guidebook series from the publisher, celebrity chefs Jean Claude Van Randy and Speed Dog venture out to solve mysteries and "slay the hunger demons."
—Gary Lovely (Marketing Manager; The Book Loft), BuzzFeed News

"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 (@whitewhalebks, Instagram)

"Like everything [Two Dollar Radio] does, this one is strange and delightful and more of a story featuring recipes than a standard cookbook."
—Sadie Dupuis (@sad13 Instagram), author of Mouthguard, and frontperson of Speedy Ortiz

"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)

"Loaded with colorful photographs, stories behind our favorite TDRHQ eats, and easy recipes... We love this cookbook and hope you do too!"
—Columbus Veg Community, Instagram: @columbusvegcommunity

"For the reluctant vegan, these recipes are hearty and not overloaded with specialty ingredients. Bonus: author commentary is personality-infused; of course, this isn't surprising given his roots are in Sheboygan!"
—Kay Wosewick, Boswell Books (Milwaukee, WI)

"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. Drizzle it over tacos, douse it over nachos, swap it with traditional pizza sauce, or toss it with penne for a buffalo-style mac and cheese. Your imagination is your only limitation—this sauce is fantastic on everything!"
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View the recipe for Buffalo Queso here.

"Three years after opening a bookstore and café with a bar in Columbus, Ohio, indie publisher Two Dollar Radio is combining its expertise in publishing with the culinary expertise of its two chefs on staff to produce the kind of cookbook that only the unconventional and multifaceted company would create."
Publishers Weekly

VegWorld Magazine recipe excerpt:
View the recipe for Calgary Carrot Lox Salad here.

Author

Jean-Claude van Randy vegan chef and author of Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking
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 vegan chef and author of Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking
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 vegan chef and author of Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking
Eric Obenauf
 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. Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking is his first cookbook.

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UK DISTRIBUTION: Turnaround
UK PUBLICATION DATE: TK
UK PRICE: £11.99 GBP

Two Dollar Radio is distributed to the trade by PGW/Ingram.
FORMAT: Paperback, full-color, illustrations
LIST PRICE: $15.99 USD
PAGES: 136
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