The Animal Rights Coalition is sponsoring a local, grassroots, vegan cooking show, Rhymes with Vegan. The show, created and hosted by Minneapolis resident and chef, Meagan Holtgrewe, will be viewable online, and features home-style and hearty vegan recipes. ARC is hosting a free wine and appetizer reception on November 21, from 5-8 p.m., at 2615 East Franklin Avenue, to celebrate the launch of Rhymes with Vegan. The premiere episode of Rhymes with Vegan will be available for viewing at the reception.
With Rhymes with Vegan, Holtgrewe set out to do something that was grassroots and local, utilizing a Minneapolis-based film crew and musicians to help put the premiere episode together. The show has great visual style, and a hip, edgy flair.
One of the most important things Holtgrewe hopes to accomplish with Rhymes with Vegan is to diminish the myths about vegan eating, and provide a resource that is informative, fun, and visually appealing. "I don't want to tell people why they should eat this or that," Holtgrewe said. "I want to break down those barriers that lead people to believe that as a vegan you are being deprived. In reality, it’s absolutely not true. In fact, it opens up your palate to so many more flavors because meat and dairy are no longer the center of your meal. I want to make vegan cooking accessible to anyone, regardless of background and age. I’m not out making fancy meals. I’m making the simple, comfort foods we all grew up with."
The tagline for Rhymes with Vegan is "grubbin' food," and will feature recipes such as shepherd's pie, chili, stroganoff, and burgers, to name a few.
Following the reception on November 21, 2008, Rhymes with Vegan can be seen online at: www.rhymeswithvegan.com, or on the ARC website: at www.animalrightscoalition.com/. A special vegan Thanksgiving episode will also be viewable online after the reception. Holtgrewe hopes to feature a new episode every month.
If you would like to attend the premiere, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you do for animals!