Isa Chandra Moskowitz, a complete rock star of vegan cooking (evidence: her website is called “Post Punk Kitchen”, and Kelley Deal did the intro song for Moskowitz’s video cooking series), is coming to Seventh Son Brewing on Feb. 3 to speak truth to kale and sign her newest book, “Isa Does It.” Get it?
Whether you’re a confirmed vegan or a determined non-vegan, “Veganomicon,” which Moskowitz co-wrote with Terry Hope Romero, should be a staple on your cookbook shelf. It’s based in well-rehearsed technique and testing, and the recipes are delicious even to rabid carnivores. (The Carrot-Pineapple Sunshine muffins put butter and eggs to shame, and Hot Sauce Glazed Tempeh is a weeknight favorite.)
Moskowitz has a bone-dry, sarcastic sense of humor, which she aims squarely at vegan stereotypes in her awesome “Make It Vegan” video series. During an episode in which she makes a vegan version of Caesar salad, she instructs viewers to process the cashew-based dressing as long as necessary. “It doesn’t matter if it takes five minutes,” she says. “Go meditate, or feed your cats. Whatever.” Reverent she is not.
Local Matters put some serious muscle into bringing Moskowitz to town—she’s the sister of Local Matters’ new executive director Michelle Moskowitz Brown. And Columbus is rolling out the red carpet in return; The Angry Baker is bringing complimentary appetizers and desserts to the event, and the bar at Seventh Son will be open for business.
There is one hitch—you’ve gotta sign up really soon, because people are so excited about Isa’s visit that the event is nearly sold out. Admission is free, but you can also choose a $30 option and gets you Isa’s new book (which she will sign!) and a magnet.