Wednesday, November 18, 2009

5 cookbooks in 5 days, 3: Potluck Mania

Tonight's cookbook up for review is actually a zine, Potluck Mania: Issue #1 Baby, It's Cold Outside. But it's bigger than most zines, and comes with a load of recipes that have been thoroughly tested and vetted to be really good. So really what's going on is that you have the depth and quality of a full-blown cookbook, for the price of a zine. Win-win.

It comes to you courtesy of Joanna Vaught, who you may recognize from her first cookbook, Yellow Rose Recipes. Much like YRR, this zine is full of recipes that reflect Joanna's southern roots. However, these dishes all have a little twist that takes them from good to extraordinary. You will be impressed with the quality of these recipes- taste, texture, and balance, it's all here. Here are some of my favorite dishes from the zine:

corn muffins- these have the perfect texture, and a delicate topping that kicks them up a notch

ginger maple tempeh strips- perfect balance of sweet, smoky, and awesome.

coconut sweet potatoes- just when I thought my love of sweet potatoes couldn't go any farther

last, but not least, we have us a crazy little breakfast treat that some friends and I invented one day. Before I go any farther, let me just say that Joanna is NOT responsible for this monstrosity! Her recipe is for these excellent breakfast sausages. We just happened to take those innocent sausages and... cook and wrap them in pancakes and top with maple syrup and whipped cream. I'm in no way saying you are obligated to do these with these sweet breakfast sausages, just... putting it out there.

Check out Monday's cookbook review, 500 Vegan Recipes
Check out Tuesday's cookbook review, The Urban Vegan

and stay tuned for review #4, tomorrow!



Kris said...

oh my god, pancake sammiches are my favorite! I make pancakes and then spread on some EB and maple butter than slap a veggie sausage in them and fold them over- the best!

This zine looks great, I've been waiting for it to come out. I need to grab a copy soon!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Monstrosity?! ..I believe the word is DELICIOUSNESS.

Imitation Of Chris said...

Nice monstrosity! RAAARRRRAARRR

Melanie said...

I wanna get ALL of the books/ zines you are reviewing!! yuuuum. that sausage treat freaks me out a littttttle. would I eat it anywaysß uh, yes!

bunniee said...

I'm skeptical of the whipped cream, but I like pancakes and veg sausage with peanut butter and maple syrup.

trina said...

Damn it, you. Now I want a sausage wrapped in pancake, topped with maple syrup and (!) whipped cream. And that cook zine.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Now that's my kind of monstrosity!

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

i think i need one of now.