Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking

Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking

Recipes, Stories Behind the Recipes, and Inspiration for Vegan Cheffing

Jean-Claude van Randy, Eric Obenauf


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"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
The Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking is a distinctively imaginative spin on a cookbook that could only come from the minds at Two Dollar Radio, combining equal-parts vegan cheffing prowess, humorous stories of adventure and mystery, and punk rock. Imagine Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. But focused on hyping vegan food. Crossed with Scooby Doo.

A vegan diet is on the rise and Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, has become a vegan comfort food mecca thanks to celebrity chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (with constructive criticism from Eric Obenauf). Join them in this guide as they craft delectable recipes, solve mysteries, and slay Vegan Hunger Demons.

If you've searched online for a recipe, you've likely encountered a digressive treatise on family history or mundane childhood reflection, none of which actually has anything to do with how to make enchilada sauce. After extensive scrolling, you've really only uncovered that self-taught chef/blogger Linda needs to talk to a professional counselor about her relationship with her mother.

In the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking, executive vegan chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog (with constructive criticism from Eric Obenauf) unearth a fount of vegan cheffing knowledge. In addition to exquisite recipes and vegan life hacks, they, too, view food as a story: nary a meal is prepared without recalling when Speed Dog summited Old Goat Mountain in Banff, armed with nothing more than a sack full of cherry Ring Pops and a wily pack burro.

The Two Dollar Radio 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 (vegan) fishing for accessible recipes that don’t require
hard-to-find ingredients you can’t pronounce;
* You crave ADVENTURE.

We are all explorers, vegan food explorers — join us on this culinary journey as we slay Vegan Hunger Demons.

The recipes included in the Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking are:
• Backyard Veggie Burger
• Beer Brats
• Breakfast Sando
• Breakfast Tacos
• Buffalo Queso
• Calgary Carrot Lox Salad
• Chile Relleno.
• Classy Italian Casserole
• Coconut Bacon
• Devilish Cheezecake
• Everything (but the Bagel) Carrot Lox Wrap
• Farmhouse Ranch Dressing
• Fishless Filets
• Game-Day Chick’n Wangs
• Gobbler Tortuga
• Great Sausage Sammy
• Hollandaise Sauce
• Hot Sauce
• Hummus
• Leigh’s Late-Night Trip to Taco Town
• Loaded Breakfast Tortuga
• Maple-Frosted Cookie Dough Bars
• Mayonnaise
• Mexxxy Enchiladas
• Nacho Mama’s Home Fries
• (No) Crab Cakes Benedict
• Not Even Lake Erie Perch Fishless Tacos
• Pambazo
• Pickled Onions
• Roasted Garlic Enchilada Sauce
• Salsa
• Scallion Cheddar Cheeze Spread
• Scandalous Tacos
• Second Pair of Black Jeans Eggplant Po’ Boy
• Slaw
• Smoky Dojo Hot Sauce
• Smoky Mozzarella Cheeze
• Street Sauce
• Sundried Tomatoes
• Taco Mac & Cheeze Tortuga
• Tacos Hermanos
• Tartar Sauce
• Tater Tots


Jean-Claude van Randy:
One is not simply born a Jean-Claude; one must become a Jean-Claude. The title is earned. No, Jean-Claude van Randy was born with an unassuming name (Randall) in an unassuming city (Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081). He had a bike with a kickstand and liked to race his friends from the cul-de-sac to the fancy, “uppity” stoplight of Lincoln Boulevard. He infrequently won. 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.|||

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.