FROM THE ARCHIVES

Vegan Wanderlust: Your Guide To Being Vegan Anywhere In The World!


Currently, I am working on my second book, entitled “Vegan Wanderlust: Your Guide To Being Vegan Anywhere In The World!”  It is still in its infancy, with only about 30 pages completed – it is easily going to be 10x that when I am finished with it… I work on it as often as possible though, because I really want to get it out there, but I’ve been super busy lately and just haven’t worked on it as much as I would like to.

This book is resource heavy, with lots of references that relate to not just travel and veganism, but also to historical and cultural events and customs as well.  As such, it requires a vast amount of research involved in writing it  (much more so than my first book, Recipes From The Kitchen Of A Self Proclaimed Veganista, where most of the time involved was making every single recipe, making sure everything was measured {which BTW is something I rarely EVER do, with exception to baked goods where it actually matters}, and getting a photo of nearly every recipe in the book.)

This time,  most of the recipes featured will require finding out what the local specialties are in the different parts of the world and how they can be adapted to be vegan friendly.  Some specialties will never be part of this book , as they would be very difficult to veganize without knowing what they are supposed to taste like, and I’m not about to abandon my vegan heritage to find out what traditional Mjólkursoðinn tastes like… (which BTW is one of the national dishes of Iceland-apparently the main ingredient is Atlantic Puffin, which also happens to be the National Bird… seems a bit hypocritical to me, but to each their own…)

One of my goals is to visit every region that I cover in my book, so I can write from first hand experience.  The internet is a great resource for finding facts and figures, but it isn’t the same as actually being there in person. Accidentally stumbling upon that secret hole-in-the-wall pub or diner where only the locals hang out is only going to happen when one is actually exploring and meandering along the unbeaten path.  It is unlikely these gems are listed in any guidebook or on a random blog, and if they are, reading about them is not the same as being there in person.

Wanting to travel the globe has been #1 on my Bucket List of things to do before I die-it’s not cheap though.  I need to find more innovative ways to fund my adventures 🙂

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