Vegetarian cookbook ‘Pure Vegetarian’ sold to the U.S.
March 21st, 2013
The publication rights for the vegetarian cookbook ‘Pure Vegetarian by Lakshmi’, written by the Helsinki-based Lakshmi Wennäkoski-Bielick, have been sold to the American Shambhala Publishing, which will distribute the book to the whole English-speaking market. The book originates from Lakshmi’s English-language blog of the same name, in which she posts vegetarian recipes and inspiring food photographs. Within a short period of time, the blog has become internationally popular, and several publishers have expressed their interest on the content.

In addition to introducing healthy meals, Lakshmi, a practitioner of Bhakti yoga, brings up the spiritual dimension of cooking. It is an inseparable part of Lakshmi’s philosophy on food. ‘Preparing food is a token of love and goodness,’ Lakshi says. ‘In addition, my recipes are based on non-violence and respecting all living things.’

Shambhala, the book’s publisher, is an acclaimed Boston-based publishing house that specializes in publishing work related to Eastern philosophy and spiritual growth. ‘Pure Vegetarian by Lakshmi’ is scheduled to be published during the spring of 2015.

Picture: Lakshmi Wennäkoski-Bielicki