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marlene lopez

Chef Kate Jacoby studied French and Sociology at Georgetown. As a pastry chef, she strives to innovate vegan desserts and bring fresh ideas to rich, quality ingredients. In more recent years, her focus now includes the bar where she takes the same approach to the cocktail list. A Certified Sommelier, her appreciation and enthusiasm for wine is evident in the lovingly-selected wine list. She is co-owner with husband Rich Landau of the nationally acclaimed and Philly-based restaurant Vedge and street food bar V Street. She is co-author (with Landau) of V Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking (William Morrow Cookbooks), a dazzling collection of more than 100 innovative vegetable recipes—full of bold spices and adventurous flavors inspired by the great ethnic and street foods of the world. In V Street, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby offer creative vegan riffs on street food from across the globe—drawing from the culinary traditions of Asia, the Middle East, South America, and more. Filled with 100 internationally inspired recipes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, food travel stories, and stunning color photography throughout, this casual companion cookbook to Vedge is a must-have for vegetable lovers and everyone with a taste for adventure.