Browsing idly around the blogosphere this lunchtime I was struck by two pieces of news that seemed, in my perhaps warped mind at least, somewhat linked. The first is a report regarding the eating of raccoons - apparently given the collapsing economy, folks have taken to ambushing wildlife behind dumpsters, clubbing the unfortunates to death and offering them for sale as human food. The going rate is anywhere between $3 and $7 per raccoon. My, my, doesn't that tempeh look good in comparison....(Thanks to The Informed Vegan for this piece.)
The second nugget of news is that Robin Robertson - author of, I think, 19 veg*n cookbooks to date - has lodged another with her publisher and has yet another in the works. According to her brand spanking new website,
Vegan on the Cheap [is a book whose time] has come. With the economy in a slump and everyone looking for ways to save money, I’m excited to be working on a cookbook devoted to recipes and ideas for eating cheaply (and well). I’ve just finished the first draft of Vegan on the Cheap, and the recipe testing begins soon. I don’t know the publication date of this book either, but I’ll let you know when I do.
So you see folks, there is hope. Even in this economy there is no need to resort to eating freakin' raccoons! Sheesh!!