Folks, I couldn’t be more excited about today’s release of Joe Yonan’s Eat Your Vegetables if I tried. You know Joe, right? Of course you do. But if you don’t, well, here’s his biography:
Joe Yonan is the two-time James Beard Award-winning Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post and the author of the upcoming “Eat Your Vegetables: Fresh Recipes for the Single Cook” (Ten Speed Press, August 6, 2013). In 2011, he wrote “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One,” which Serious Eats called “a truly thoughtful, useful, and incredibly delicious book.”
Joe was a food writer and Travel section editor at The Boston Globe before moving to Washington in 2006 to edit the Post’s Food section, for which he also writes the Weeknight Vegetarian column and occasional feature stories. His work from the Globe and Post has appeared in three editions of the “Best Food Writing” anthology.
Joe spent 2012 in North Berwick, Maine, on leave from the Post to learn about growing and homesteading from his sister and brother-in-law and to work on “Eat Your Vegetables.”
Ok, so now you know Joe. What you probably already know is that Joe is a fellow Texan like myself, and one of the sharpest and funniest folks I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Oh, and something else you may not know? I photographed his book!
And let’s be very clear about one thing here: IT IS A DELICIOUS BOOK. In fact, there are quite a few recipes that we make at the studio all the time, and Adam’s assistant Alexis is obsessed with Joe’s Lemon Chile Vinaigrette recipe (Ok, I am too). We’re lucky in that we get to try everything and have made several dishes numerous times over the past year (call it a perk of my job, if you will). Enfrioladas with Egg, Avocado and Onion? Run, don’t flip, to Page 110. Kimchi Deviled Eggs, Page 146, and Grilled Kimcheese, Page 45? MY MIND IS BLOWN. I’ve got quite a few favorites from this book and I have no doubt you will, too.
I want to celebrate Joe’s latest release by giving away two copies of Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes For The Single Cook, Ten Speed Press. All you have to do is leave your name in the comments, I’ll randomly pick a number and contact you and get your book out to you as soon as possible. But don’t wait on me, head on over to your bookstore or Amazon and get Joe’s latest book!
And a very special thank you and hug to Toni at Ten Speed Press. Joe Yonan portrait by Sara Kate.