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Vegetables: A Love Story
92 Heartwarming Recipes from the Kitchen of Sweetsugarbean
By (author): Renée Kohlman



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paper over boards
Hardcover , Paper over boards


General Trade
Oct 10, 2021
$45.00 CAD


10in x 8 in

Page Count:

304 pages


full colour
TouchWood Editions
COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Vegetables
Narrative theme: Love and relationships|General cookery and recipes|Comfort food and food nostalgia|Cookery / food by ingredient: fruit and vegetables|Saskatchewan|Valentine’s Day / Lovers’ days|Thanksgiving|Seasonal interest: Spring|Seasonal interest: Summer|Seasonal interest: Autumn, Fall
North America

In this follow-up cookbook to her Taste Canada Gold Winner All the Sweet Things, Renée Kohlman turns her attention to vegetables . . . and her love for a handsome vegetable farmer.

On Renée Kohlman’s very first date with her partner Dixon, he presented her with a bundle of asparagus. She knew immediately it was love and that her next cookbook would be all about vegetables.

In 23 chapters organized by vegetable, from that auspicious Asparagus to the reliable Zucchini, Vegetables: A Love Story includes 92 delicious and easy-to-follow vegetable-forward (but not exclusively vegetarian) recipes. Soups, salads, sides, tarts, casseroles, pastas, snacks, and more are accompanied by vivid photography that celebrates both raw ingredients and finished dishes.

The book is prefaced with a recommended ingredient list for pantry, fridge, and freezer; the author’s favourite kitchen tools; tips for successful cooking and vegetable storage. It also includes seven essays that tell the story of Ren and Dix’s relationship and the significance of vegetables to the life they’ve built together, all delivered with the signature blend of humour and heart that readers of Renée’s blog and newspaper columns have come to love. With a little cajoling she was even able to get Dixon to contribute some of his own insights to the pages. In Renée’s own words, “it’s a love story about food and a food story about love.”

  • Renée’s first book, All the Sweet Things, won a 2017 Taste Canada Award, a Gourmand World Cookbook Award, and was one of the Globe and Mail’s best cookbooks of 2017
  • Renée is a formally trained chef and pastry chef, contract recipe developer and freelance food columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  • She has a popular food blog, sweetsugarbean.com, and a nice social media following on Instagram (4.7K) and Facebook (2.2K)
  • She was interviewed in 2018 by the New York Times on the topic of "procrastibaking" (https://nyti.ms/3t3j1Dv)
  • 92 recipes in total, including 62 that are exclusive to this book and 30 favourites from her blog
  • Great interior design, photo to accompany every recipe, all photography is by the author
  • Renée’s writing is highly personal, and she shares a lot of really touching information about her relationship with her partner, Dixon, the vegetable farmer who inspired this book
  • Vegetable-forward, but not vegetarian—there are plenty of recipes with meat and dairy

Renée Kohlman is the author of the Taste Canada award-winning cookbook All the Sweet Things (Touchwood Editions, 2017). She’s a professional cook and baker, freelance food writer, and columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. She also writes a popular food blog, Sweetsugarbean. In the summer you’ll find her in the garden admiring her sweet peas and coaxing her cats down from trees; in the winter she’s curled up with a book and a mug of hot chocolate. Renée lives in Saskatoon.

Media + Publicity:

  • Print features, excerpts, and review coverage in PostMedia (National Post, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Windsor Star, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post), Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Zoomer, WestJet Magazine, Prairie Books NOW, Western Living
  • Broadcast interviews and coverage on CTV Your Morning (national), Global The Morning Show (national), CTV The Social, Cityline, Eat North Variety Pack, CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Saskatoon, CTV Morning Live Saskatoon, Global Morning Saskatoon
  • Online recipe excerpts in The Daily Meal, Epicurious, Tasting Table, Food Network, EatNorth, QUENCH
  • Outreach to food blogs and bloggers: Brunette Baker, Kitchen Heals Soul, The Kitchen Magpie, Eat Live Travel Write, The Recipe Rebel, Seasons and Suppers, Eating Niagara, Seven Spoons, My Kitchen Love, Culinary Cool, The Lemon Apron, Stems and Forks, Andrea Buckett Cooks, Irene Matys, Food Bloggers of Canada, How to Eat, Ship Shape Worthy, Hetty Lui McKinnon
  • Social Media Strategy for all channels (IG, FB, Twitter):
    • Pre-pub: Cover reveal on Renée and TouchWood Editions List, influencer mailing with hashtag and social channel sharing, one month announcement on TWE, one week announcement on TWE
    • Upon publication: Giveaway on Renée and TWE channels, Recipe excerpts x3-5 with image and method, influencer mailing repost, IG/FB Live cooking demo x3
  • Digital events with Saskatchewan and Prairie Bookstores
  • Potential endorsements from Anna Olson, Claire Tansey, Karlynn Johnston, Aimée Wimbush-Bourque

Marketing + Promo:

  • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Social media campaigns, blogger outreach, digital collateral for online use
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Festival appearances
  • Regional author tour
  • Excerpts available
  • Electronic blads

Marketing + Promo Deliverables:

  • Electronic Galley
  • Press release
  • Poster
  • Post cards
  • Social media images / banners

BISAC Codes:

  • CKB085000 | COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Vegetables
  • CKB127000 | COOKING / Comfort Food

BISAC Regional Themes:

  • North America
  • Canada
  • Saskatchewan

BISAC Merchandising Themes:

  • HL180 | HOLIDAY / Valentine's Day
  • HL170 | HOLIDAY / Thanksgiving
  • EV065 | EVENT / Fall
  • EV084 | EVENT / Spring
  • EV086 | EVENT / Summer
  • TP090 | TOPICAL / Women's Interest
  • TP054 | TOPICAL / Gift

For more information contact
[email protected]

"This culinary love story of a Prairie girl and her farm boy, with delicious, approachable recipes starring the vegetable bounty of our Prairies, is a must-have cookbook for your kitchen." —Karlynn Johnston, bestselling author of The Prairie Table and Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky

“Renee had me at the word vegetables. Factor in her own personal love story and I was smitten. With storage tips, how tos, recipes you can’t wait to make, and absolutely gorgeous photos, you too will fall in love with this book.” —Mairlyn Smith, author of the bestselling Peace, Love and Fibre

“Kohlman has written a love letter to vegetables that is tender and true. Her recipes will help you gain a deeper understanding of seasonal eating and inspire you to make vegetables the star of every meal. This beautiful cookbook is a celebration of the earth’s bounty—and that dirt wizard, Dixon.” —Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, food blogger and author of The Simple Bites Kitchen

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