This content originally appeared on my former Chicagosphere online-media blog, hosted on the Chicago Tribune‘s ChicagoNow network.
Husband-and-wife food bloggers Kelly Reis and Jason Waclawik video their meatless kitchen adventures every week at The Vegetarian Librarian. Just in time for Halloween 2009, on this week’s show some unexpectedly undead guests arrive to sample the duo’s vegetarian/vegan gumbo.
Watch as Kelly goes from roux to stew, blithely unaware of the creepy mood music and creepier characters climbing in her kitchen windows. I never knew meatless gumbo to be that popular with the living, so Reiss and Waclawik must have some real culinary, er, tricks up their collective sleeve. That is, until tonight’s dinner devolves into pleading screams of, “Get back, zombies! Get back!”
Browse through an archive two previous seasons of video-blogged recipes here, or visit their About page to learn the genesis of the food blog and their journey to vegetarianism in general. Or follow them on Twitter…if they live, that is.
I was born a Reform Jewish Chicagoan to Roman Catholic New Yorkers. It took me 40 years to figure that out. First I moved. Then I converted. I started--and paused--rabbinical school in 2013. I have an urban planning degree. Cities, metros, and Disneyland make me smile. May you find something of meaning here.