VegNews Review of Grilling Vegan Style

VegNews Review of Grilling Vegan Style

September 20, 2012
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From the May+June 2012 issue of VegNews:

Review of Grilling Vegan Style:

Our love for John Schlimm knows no bounds. A relative newcomer to the vegan cookbook-writing scene, he had us at hello with 2011’s The Tipsy Vegan. Schlimm’s signature style is just that: stylish. Every possible detail of Grilling relates to the subject at hand—even the acknowledgements are to “the glowing sparks who together ignited this book.” The man knows his way around a theme, not to mention a barbecue. Just as he did with booze, Schlimm takes a single-subject book and broadens its scope beyond what was previously thought possible. You want grilled salads? He has those. The Tattooed Watermelon Salad and Romaine Holiday are of particular appeal. Boatloads of burgers (and their attendant fries, of course) get fire-treated, as do pizzas, lasagna, and onion rings. And his book would hardly be complete without a chapter on grill-side cocktails (many available with virgin versions). We’ll take a vat of Bleeps on the Beach, please. As for dessert, one offering’s title pretty much sums up our feelings about Schlimm’s sweets: S’more is Always Better! But it isn’t just the breadth and depth of his smokin’ hot repertoire, it’s the thoughtfulness, playfulness, and downright fun that Schlimm brings to his work. Effusive punning (get ready for more plays on words than your average book of crosswords) is balanced out with heartfelt inclusions like his dedication, which reads, “To all the animals, so you know that you have not passed this
way unloved.” Schlimm is an author we’d love to stand around the grill with—gabbing, drinking, and saving the world all at once.

John Schlimm

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, advocate, artist, and the award-winning author of 19 books on dogs, memoir, entertaining/cooking, history, how-to, and essays.

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