Last month Beyonce and Jay-Z decided to adopt a plant-based, all vegan diet as a part of the 22 Days Challenge. Their goal was to make vegan eating a habit, and as Jay-Z explained on his blog Life+Times, he considered it a “spiritual and physical cleanse.” The 22 Days Challenge may be over (it ended on Christmas Day), and while there hasn’t been news on whether the power couple has embraced vegan habits full-time, we thought we’d offer a little encouragement.
Vedge, owned and operated by culinary power couple Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, was opened in 2011 and has been serving critically praised all-vegan options ever since, even if they don’t call it that. So says Philadelphia magazine: “Is Vedge the best vegan restaurant in America? It might be one of the best restaurants, period.”And Rich and Kate’s cookbook Vedge, released last spring, brings the innovative flavors and techniques to your own kitchen, especially those who can’t make it to the Philadelphia restaurant.
The book was named Cooking Light’s #1 Cookbook of 2013, and has been placed on Food & Wine’s Best New Vegetable Cookbooks list as well. For those eager to try their hand at upscale, plant-based cooking, Anthropologie has sampled two and provided recipes on their blog. These, (and the Broccoli Rabe Philly Style to the left) and some ninety-eight others, illuminate the pages of Vedge, accompanied by tips and tricks from Rich and Kate themselves.
So how about it, Jay and Bey? Can we make you a reservation at Vedge?