U.S. Veg Corp

The Lusty Vegan Culinary Art Event

An art installation that’s part culinary, part literary.

The Lusty Vegan A Cookbook and Dating Manifesto For Vegans & The People Who

Love Them is part narrative, part cookbook, authored by chef Ayinde Howell and Zoe

Eisenberg. The book contains 80 whole food-based recipes geared towards the home cook

as well as stories and antidotes for how a vegans and omnivores can co-exist romantically.

While it mainly focuses on the dating stage of a relationship, it can extend to married couples,

friendships, and families working to survive in a “mixed-vore” home.

Ayinde & Zoe

The Lusty Vegan Culinary Art event

In promotion of the book, comes the NYC stop of the Lusty Vegan culinary event.

This immersing culinary art installation includes large scale photos from the book paired

with relevant quotes displayed on a-frames, funny tongue-in-cheek video content, sponsor

giveaways and a multi-course dining experience featuring recipes from the book. Zoe and

Ayinde will give a 30 minute talk dispersed between courses, along with introductions to

dishes. The event will close with a brief Q & A.

Breakfast Andouille Sausage with Biscuits

The art experience

Before the meal, guests will be able to browse several photography selections from the book

that give guests a visual experience of what the book will be like. Around the room will be

groupings of different images stretched over canvas—one group for each chapter. These

images will be a mix of the high quality “lifestyle” photographs from the book, as well as some

blown up quotes and take-away excerpts that highlight the main theme.

Hearts of Baltimore Crab Cakes

The food experience

Four courses will be served. Between each course, Zoe and Ayinde will continue to come out

between each course to talk about what they’re eating and offer anecdotes on:

• Navigating and respecting your differences in a vegan/omni relationship

• How food plays an integral part of who we are and who we connect with

• Short stories from the “making of” the Lusty vegan

• Short anecdotes from our own dating past, like Ayinde’s story about the fried chicken,

my story about my one disastrous date with a vegetarian or how my ex went veg as

revenge for me breaking up with him.

The Menu:

Hearts of baltimore crab cake

Pickled fennel salad

Fillet de soy

Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

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