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Feast on This: 6 Tasty Books about Food for the Holidays!

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It’s December, which means time for feasts and festivities with loved ones! Over the next few weeks year-long dreams of consuming seasonal delicacies and your holiday favorites will become reality. Books about food are a great way to fill a craving without packing on all the extra pounds this time of year. Here’s a selection of books where foods of all kinds, from all cultures are the focus. Each one is so beautifully written with detailed descriptions of food that are so vivid, you can almost taste them! Ranging from cookbooks to psychological thrillers, these reads are bound to make your mouth water with saucy plots and and tempting titles. Go on…indulge your appetite for something great to read! Pok…

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*NEW* Mayor of NYC Announces #MeatlessMondays at Gracie Mansion! We’ve Got Recipes!

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We love food, whether it’s a recipe that’s been passed down in the family, or updates on classics from our favorite stars. But we also want that food to be pretty healthy (we’re trying to be good, okay?), and when we heard the news that fifteen schools in Brooklyn, NY, are going to be having vegetarian meals every Monday (#meatlessmondays), we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the best vegetarian meals we’ve found with you. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new meal plan today, and will also be having vegetarian meals on Mondays, alongside Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, and all of Gracie Mansion (the residence of the Mayor of New York…

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Grilling means meat! Or does it?

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When authors Karen Schulz and Maren Jahnke  set out to create their new cookbook, Vegetarian Grilling: 60 Recipes for a Meatless Summer, they write that they received varied reactions from family and friends: “from compassionate, taunting laughter (from the men) to complete enthusiasm because the monotony of grilling was about to come to an end (from the women).” They write that the latter reaction was the inspiration for the book. While we would never laugh at anyone making a contribution to the world of grilling (after all, we are all about the grilling, in whatever form it takes) we must admit to a twinge of momentary hesitation. We are quite sure that somewhere far, far back in our lineage, there…

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Don’t be a junk food vegetarian

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The last time I ate meat (intentionally—like most vegetarians I’ve had a few accidental meat ingestions) was a ballpark hot dog in the summer of 2002 at Fenway Park in Boston. We were there on vacation and after the baseball game, we drove out to Cape Cod for the rest of our stay. I distinctly remember stopping at Burger King (the one right after you leave “mainland” behind and the prices double) for dinner that night and staring at the menu, saying to my husband, “Okay, we’re vegetarians now. What do we eat?” Our decision to go meatless wasn’t a health or environment-related choice, at least not directly. And back then nobody was talking much about carbon footprints or environmental…

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