Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe1
The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home (review and recipes!)
I love a good cookbook, even though I don’t really follow recipes very often. Cookbooks are more like jumping-off points around here, and if there’s one thing I love as much as a good cookbook, it’s a good cocktail. That’s why when the folks at New World Library offered me a review copy of The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home, I couldn’t say no!
This is Brian Patton’s – aka The Sexy Vegan’s – second cookbook, and I reviewed the first one on my personal site last March. What I love about Patton’s books is that he makes cooking so much fun. His writing style is punny, which really speaks to my hoaky sense of humor. Check out his book trailer to get an idea of his style:
The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home is broken down into menus for all of your vegan cocktail party planning needs. Each menu includes a cocktail recommendation, and the cocktails recipes are in the back of the book. It’s really an all-in-one for throwing a delicious vegan shindig! He’s got menus from all over the world with all kinds of fun themes like Papadilla, Don’t Preach, a Mexican menu featuring his reinvented quesadillas using potatoes instead of cheese, and Satay-Day Night Fever, an Asian-themed menu.
Even better? Each menu includes a shopping list for convenient pantry-stocking before you start cooking for your vegan happy hour.
The publishers were kind enough to allow us to print a couple of recipes from the book. Click here to check out one of the dishes and the “libation recommendation” from Satay-Day Night Fever!