The day has finally arrived, folks. After five long years of recipe development, testing, tasting, editing, editing, editing, and more editing, Cookin' Crunk: Eatin' Vegan in the Dirty South is finally here! The first copy arrived at my office this morning before I even made it in. My managing editor texted me, "I think your book is here." I was at home listening to a Memphis City Council meeting online for work, but I wrapped that meeting up and booked it in so I could hold the first printed copy in my hands!
Check it! In a few short days, I'll have another three cases in my possession to sell around town and on this blog. But if you don't want to wait, you can order it here on Amazon. Also, most major booksellers should be able to order copies.
Locals, I'll be scheduling a few booksignings for October and a release party for late September. Whole Foods and the Booksellers at Laurelwood will have copies soon. Stay tuned to the Vegan Crunk Facebook page (or this blog) for details. Anyone who knows me at all knows I'll pimp the hell out of this to the point of shamelessness. So don't worry. You'll know the date when I do.
Anyway, holding the printed copy in my hands was nothing short of magical. The occasion called for something special. So I decided to open the bottle of Vegan Vine Cab Sav that I picked up in Portland last year when I was there for Vida Vegan Con. I've been saving it for a special occasion, and this seemed to be it:
Yep, it's been a pretty, darn good day.