Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Book Cover of the Week: Eat Your Vegetables - by Louise Tripp

I realized it's already Wednesday night and I haven't posted a book cover! It's been a rushed week with little slowing in sight - that's my only excuse - which makes it seem as if, instead of exclaiming "it's already Wednesday" I should be lamenting "it's only Wednesday?" Yes, indeed it is. Ah, well. Onward we shall go.

What I've been thinking about a lot lately is food. Yummy, healthy food to be exact. I am having guests over in a couple of weeks and some are vegetarian while others are weight-conscious. However, I wanted our snacks to be fun and comforting, accompanying our movie night and general socializing the same way a giant bowl of buttered popcorn might. I've actually been a vegetarian myself for over eleven years, but that doesn't mean I always eat healthy food. And honestly, I don't think I could ever be vegan - I love honey and cheese too much. Nevertheless, when I decided that this week's cover should be from a cookbook, it was a vegan one that I chose. 

Sarah Kramer's line of vegan cookbooks (which are also sometimes manuals on switching to a vegan diet and how to incorporate being vegan into various aspects of your life) are a marvelous addition to any cookbook library, whether you're vegan, vegetarian, "flexitarian" or just entertaining guests of the veggie-only ilk.

What I like about the covers of Kramer's recipe bibles are the bright pastels and the pictures, often of the tattooed author surrounded by or holding up some kind of food. On the cover of her calendar, she even poses as Rosie the Riveter with an apple in the crook of her elbow. 

Challenge: Recreate a book cover in photographs and I'll post it here next week. Or  got an idea for a Book Cover of the Week?

Louise Tripp grew up in North Carolina. She currently lives in Chicago, where she is revising her first YA novel and working in a public library. You can read her regular blog at

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