The Southern Food and Beverage Museum presents Justin Fox Burks, chef and co-author of “The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table,” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Orleans museum. Burks will conduct a book signing, cooking demonstration and sampling of recipes featured in the award-winning cookbook he co-authored with his wife Amy Lawrence. Burks and Lawrence are the writers behind the Chubby Vegetarian blog.
According to their Amazon.com author statement: “We’re usually charged with bringing the quote unquote vegetarian dish,” Burks said. “Bring the Tofurky, bring something meatless. But that word bothers me: ‘meatless,’ like you’re just doing without.”
Cheré Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country.” She writes Louisiana romances and mysteries under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Write her at email@example.com.