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Vegan Cookbook Returns

Having sold more than 50,000 copies, Ingrid Newkirk’s The Compassionate Cook is making a comeback after 18 years.


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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ President Ingrid Newkirk is re-releasing her vegan cookbook The Compassionate Cook, Or “Please Don’t Eat The Animals!” First published in 1993, the book features more than 200 cruelty-free recipes and has sold more than 50,000 copies. The new edition has been prompted by the recent increase in public figures, like President Bill Clinton, discussing the benefits of a plant-based diet. In a press release, The Price Is Right’s Bob Barker says, “I became a vegetarian because of my concern for animals, but I soon learned to appreciate the many health benefits to be derived from recipes such as you will find in The Compassionate Cook.”

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