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.

www.purevege.com

Picture: Lakshmi Wennäkoski-Bielicki