Amy Lawrence and Justin Fox Burks are a husband-and-wife team who started sharing creative recipes for the home cook via The Chubby Vegetarian blog in 2008. Their first cookbook, The Southern Vegetarian: 100 Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Table (Thomas Nelson) was released in 2013. The Chubby Vegetarian blog along with Amy and Justin's expertise with vegetarian cuisine was highlighted on The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network, and Justin judged the show’s vegetarian challenge in Memphis.

The new cookbook, The Chubby Vegetarian, is a compelling guide to modern vegetarian cuisine and is a game changer for the home cook with innovative recipes re-imagined with vegetables as the star of the plate. Recipes put a unique new spin on vibrant fare from all over the world like Carrot “Lox,” Shiitake Ramen, Beet and Goat Cheese Ravioli, Grilled Eggplant Bánh Mì sandwiches, and many more surprising culinary translations. Recipes and work by The Chubby Vegetarian have been highlighted in The New York Times, Well blog, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, The Kitchn, Local Palate, The Huffington Post, Memphis Magazine, Edible Memphis, and The Memphis Flyer.

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