Justin Fox Burks

marlene lopez

(Burks, Justin Fox) Husband-and-wife team Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence started sharing creative recipes for the home cook via The Chubby Vegetarian blog in 2008. Their blog along with their expertise with vegetarian cuisine was highlighted on The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network, and Justin was the judge for the show’s vegetarian challenge in Memphis. Their popular first cookbook, The Southern Vegetarian: 100 Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Table (Thomas Nelson) was released in 2013. The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table (Susan Schadt Press) innovative recipes reimagine vegetables as the star of the plate. After focusing on regional favorites in their popular first cookbook, The Southern Vegetarian, Burks and Lawrence have now put their own unique spin on vibrant fare from all over the world with creative recipes for Carrot “Lox”, Shiitake Ramen, Beet and Goat Cheese Ravioli, Grilled Eggplant Bánh Mì sandwiches, and many more surprising culinary translations. Come cook with Amy and Justin and find a new love for delicious, inspired dishes that just happen to be vegetarian.