zine giveaway

Zines were a big part of my life for a long time. I helped run a zine library in college, a zine distro after college, and the Philly Zine Fest for three years, so let’s just say I’ve gotten my hands on a ton of food-related zines over the years! As it’s the last full week of Vegan Month of Food VI (congrats, bloggers!) I thought this would be a good time to give away some zines from my stash.

One lucky winner will receive the following loot:

  • The Frugal Vegan’s Harvest & Holiday Survival Guide I and II. Lisa‘s zines have long held a special place in my heart, and were in heavy rotation years ago when I was first getting into urban homesteading. These two zines are jam-packed with over 100 recipes (including my favorite vegan french toast!), loads of cheap, DIY food and non-food gift ideas, and even some recipes for vegan dog and cat treats. They’re great resources for keeping cozy and having fun during the winter months.
  • Radical Mycology: An SLF Primer. This one is all about mushrooms: identifying them in the wild, cultivating them, using them for food and non-food applications, and even a recipe for mushroom ketchup. (You can also download a PDF of this zine and learn more about the folks who made it here!)
  • Wild Fermentation: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cultural Manipulation. Years before he was a published author, made moronic commentary on about “humane” meat, and became the subject of a satirical song by the greatest band ever, Sandor Katz put out this zine, which got me hooked on making my own sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, sourdough, and even yogurt. Despite a few pages on dairy products, there’s lots of useful info in here that will be of interest to folks new to fermentation.
  • A compilation zine made for Philly’s 2007 Love Your Body Day (inspiring, body-positive stuff for folks of all genders), a couple of sweet 1″ cupcake pins, and whatever else I feel like throwing in!

To enter, just leave a comment below with the name of your favorite vegan zine (or cookbook, if you don’t know any zines). Be sure to include an e-mail address I can use to contact you. I’ll randomly pick a winner after 12PM EST on Friday, September 27th. Giveaway is closed! Congrats, winners!

And if you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know about them already, you should check out some of the amazing zinesters around the vegan blogosphere — Kittee of Cake Maker to the Stars, Amy over at Vegan Eats and Treats, Katie of Don’t Eat off the Sidewalk are three, and I’m guessing there are a dozen more of you out there that I don’t even know about. Be sure to say hello if you’re one of them!