Thursday, October 6, 2011

Me, Fire and Ice and a Sorta Giveaway.

Joshua Ploeg's Fire and Ice and I had a super busy day bonding together.  First we dashed to the Post Office to mail out a bunch of PTLEFs, then we ran into the Alberta Food Co-op to gather everything we needed for Blackeyed Pea Salsa and Deep-Fried Barbeque Stubbies.  We also grabbed a kombucha.


Then we power-walked Vee over to Native Bowl to say hi to Julie, and to pick up some purportedly amazing xgfx pizza dough she was sharing.  I really hope this dough breaks the bank.


Next we met up with Dazee, a few of his co-workers and lots of other folks and Occupied Portland for awhile.


I cannot speak for Mr. Ploeg, or his cookzine, but I personally think corporations should not have the same rights as people.  Also the zine matches this cool sign = double rad.


We also dined together. I think it's safe to assume Fire and Ice also loves ethiopian food.  This is from Emame downtown and was especially good this afternoon.  Their xgfx injera can't be beat.  Clockwise from top left:  timatim selata (tomato salad), cabbage gomen, xgfx teff injera, ye'abesha gomen (collard greens), ye'misir w'et (lentils in a spicy red gravy) and potato "sauce," which is really a mild potato allecha.  So. Freakin'. Good.

Sadly, the day zoomed away from us before we were able to do any cookin' or photo takin'.  Check back tomorrow for a full report on the Stubbies, the zine, and for a little extra something-something about Mr. J. Ploeg.


In the meantime, I've been thinking.  I want to include Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food in The Vegan Cookzine Museum, but I really don't want to write the entry myself.  That's no good.  However, terrific fun would be to send this zine for free to one of you, to photograph and review in the same format I've been following all week.
If you're up for this task (you'll need to be able to get back to me before the end of the month, so I can include it in MoFo 2011), comment here through Sunday.  I'll mail the zine out on Monday to the winning applicant (please make sure your comment includes a way I can get back to you)!


Thanks for your offers, I'll be sending the zine off to Canada to visit Marika from Madcapcupcake!

P.S. I don't have any copies left of the first Papa Tofu, but if any of you have it and want to document that one up for the project, holla!

xo
kittee

11 comments:

  1. Oooh I would LOVE to do this, count me in count me in.

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  2. Delicious! If you can send Papa Tofu to the great white north, I'd be happy and proud to help with a spicy review :) madcapcupcake [at] gmail [dot] com. Let me know if you need me <3

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  3. Pick me! Pick me! I adore Ethiopian food, and I've had my eye on your Papa Tofu Zine since Vegan Eats and Treats blogged about it a while back. Photographing and writing about it would be a delight!

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  4. Ooooh! I'll do it, if Papa Tofu and his ethiopian food want to go on tour in Edinburgh, the land that Ethiopian food forgot! Leave a comment on my blog and I'll send you an address if you pick me! www.kitchendancing.blogspot.com

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  5. Sounds like a great day and makes me wish I lived in Portland. I have read PTLEF about 30 times since I got it, it is the most beautiful zine ever. I want to dedicate a month to cooking out of it, instead of just reading it. I hope one of these commenters do it justice!

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  6. Hey, I remember that food cart! Good times.

    Also, agreed that corporate personhood is lame. Who even came up with that in the first place? Yikes.

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  7. Your Ethiopian dinner looks great & if you think that their xgfx injera can't be beaten then it must be pretty great! I'm looking forward to hearing about Fire & Spice tomorrow.

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  8. I would love to help out! I've been meaning to buy PTLEF, but my Paypal account is broken and won't cooperate! There's a contact page on my blog (www.meet-the-wikos.com).

    And Deep-Fried Barbeque Stubbies? I don't know what these are, but they sound glorious and I can't wait to find out!

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  9. I love this! And the Ethiopian food looks amazing!

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  10. Thanks folks! I'm choosing Marika from Madcapcupcake. I might be giving one more copy away during the month, so check back.

    And Ms. Wiko, if you email me, I'll send you my mailing address, you can send a check or concealed cash instead of PayPal...

    xo
    kittee

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