In addition to masterminding various food-vending ventures, Devra Gartenstein, Patty Pan's owner, has somehow found time to author several books.
Cavemen, Monks and Slow Food
Subtitled A History of Eating Well, this book tells the story of our relationship with food. Starting with our earliest ancestors, who improved their diets using tools and fire, it traces the long history of ways we have changed our food, and ways our food has changed us. It provides a long range perspective on the question of why we tend to have so much trouble making sensible food choices even when we have a basic understanding of what it means to eat well.
You can get a copy of Cavemen, Monks and Slow Food at Queen Anne Books, either at the store or through their website. It's also available at Third Place Books in Ravenna, Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, and on Amazon as a paperback and on Kindle.
The Accidental Vegan
You don't have to be vegan to eat vegan food, just like you don't have to be Thai to eat Thai food. There are many good reasons to eat fewer meat and dairy products, from health to carbon footprint, and this cookbook takes a laid back approach to helping you learn a range of easy, satisfying meat-and-dairy-free recipes.
Buy The Accidental Vegan today!
Organized by season, Local Bounty offers a year-round cornucopia of ideas for bringing out the best in fresh, local ingredients. Inspired by Seattle's markets and Western Washington farmers, this buffet of straightforward recipes will inspire you to try new fruits and veggies, and re-experience familiar ones.
Buy Local Bounty today!