Once upon a time, a vegetarian from New York moved to Boston, the land of chowdah & lobstah. Not too long afterwards, she fell head over heels for….an omnivore. Culinary chaos ensued. What should we cook for dinner? became a conundrum akin to the Sphinx’s riddles. After many months of figuring out creative and delicious ways to answer that question, while simultaneously satisfying both the tastes of the veggie and omni palette alike, this cookbook idea was born. Enter the factors of vegetarian writer plus omni photographer, and a recipe, if you’ll pardon the pun, for publication success is potentially in store.
Most cookbooks of this nature make promises such as “Your boyfriend won’t even notice that this is tofu!”, “Seriously?! This is soy?!” Yeah, our cookbook isn’t going to be like that. Meat eaters who follow recipes from our book won’t have to trade in their steak for seitan. There will be no swapping out beef for beans; the omnis will get to have their so-called meat-cake and eat it too. And as long as these would-be veggie-readers don’t mind the sight of meat sizzling in their kitchens (though I understand this is an issue for some) they will also be able to enjoy their meatless diet. The entire point of this book is not quite to compromise, but to offer various ways to satisfy both halves of a dietary mismatched couple.
I, the veggie writer, have started this blog to document the process of putting together an official cookbook proposal to submit to literary agents in the New England area. The blog will serve as both a motivator and as a vehicle for keeping friends and family in the loop. So, dear reader, keep checking in…and we’ll keep cooking.