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PLANT FORWARD AUTHOR SIGNING EVENT | Anderson's Bookshop Invites You Out!


Richard Blais, the Winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars and a Guest Judge on Top Chef Shares New Book

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event and signing line with author and Celebrity Chef Richard Blais, to celebrate the release of Plant Forward on Sunday, November 5th at 5pm CT in our Naperville Store. The presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A and a signing and photo line.

This event will be held in our Naperville store location (123 West Jefferson Ave), and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

More about Plant Forward

Next Level Chef co-star and Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais and his wife, Jazmin, deliver 100 bold & stylish recipes that cast veggies in the starring role on your plate. In their new book, Plant Forward, the Blaises open their kitchen to show you how they eat and maintain healthy habits when the TV cameras are off. Using humor and heart, Richard details how he found his path to health by moving meat to the side in favor of a more plant-centric diet. He teams up with Jazmin to show you how to have fun with cooking, taking produce to an entirely new level without having to abandon meat or dairy entirely—think Zucchini al Pastor and Carrot Hotdogs! Each chapter focuses on a particular veggie or category of plant foods, from cauliflower to greens to tomatoes to whole grains, showcasing many of the diverse ways in which it can be prepared. The recipes feature Blais’s creative signature style but remain approachable for time-strapped individuals and families. With this array of innovative flavor combinations and flexibility, get ready to embark on the ultimate cooking and eating adventure. Sample Recipes:

  • Tomato and Watermelon Poke

  • Jerk Cauliflower Steaks

  • Potatostones

  • Broccoli Top Pesto with Kale and Whole Wheat Spaghetti

  • Zucchini Fritters with Parmesan

  • Carrot Osso Bucco with Polenta

  • The Blended Mushroom Burger

  • Eggplant and Chickpea Samosas

  • Anytime Almond Biscuits

Plant Forward is complete with full-color photos, pantry upgrades, and the Blais cheat sheet—a weekly guide to staying on track. Learn how to achieve balance and fall in love with cooking again with the Blaises. Whether you are a seasoned chef yourself or a humble home cook, Plant Forward will help you achieve your healthy eating goals and challenge culinary norms with one of America’s most dynamic and inspiring foodie couples.


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