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Vegans get chance to dine with legend

Wed., Nov. 11, 2009

Spokane Vegans will cook dinner and host best-selling cookbook author Sarah Kramer at One World Spokane on Monday.

Kramer, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her first cookbook, “How it All Vegan!,” will talk about her experiences eating a vegan diet in a town that is “not necessarily friendly to the vegan cause.”

For those who don’t know of Kramer, here’s how she was described by BUST Magazine: “What Mick Jagger is to rock ’n’ roll, Sarah Kramer is to the vegan lifestyle.”

Her Web site is and she owns and operates Tattoo Zoo with her husband Gerry in Victoria, B.C.

Members of the Spokane Vegans will prepare a gourmet four-course meal, says organizer Crystal Clark. They’ll get a hand in the kitchen from Mizuna chef Tony Brown.

The Spokane Vegans started meeting in 2008 as a social group, but have recently raised about $700 for vegan-friendly causes, mostly through bake sales.

Recipes from some of the sales are posted on the group’s Web site, www.spokane The group is also on Facebook.

Money raised at Monday’s dinner will benefit One World Spokane, 1805 E. Sprague Ave., a nonprofit cafe dedicated to serving local, organic foods to people of all socio-economic classes.

There is no menu and diners choose their servings and the price they’ll pay for what they have eaten. The cafe serves even those who can’t pay and provides volunteer opportunities to earn meals.

The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and can be purchased at spokanevegans.word or at One World Spokane.

Copies of Kramer’s book, “How it all Vegan! 10th Anniversary Edition: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet” will be sold at the dinner, along with some of her other books and her “Go Vegan” calendar.

For more information, call Clark at (509) 714-9587.

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