Sri Lanka Vegan Cookbook on Kickstarter

The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA Vegan Cookbook on Kickstarter

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA! is on Kickstarter!

Today I launched my third Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign… for my third vegan cookbook full of recipes, stories, art, and photographs inspired by my world travels. This time it’s all about SRI LANKA, where I traveled for 10 weeks this last winter, eating and cooking everywhere possible, learning new cooking methods and spices, and getting to know the country, the people, and the traditions of Sri Lanka.

UPDATE: The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign was extremely successful. The new cookbook has been printed and was released on November, 21, 2015.

How can you get a copy of my new cookbook?

Order The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA (English or German) directly from Ventil Verlag!

or send me an email to order a signed copy of the cookbook with stickers & bookmark… directly from me.

The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA travel map

My SRI LANKA Cookbook:

  • My 3rd cookbook of vegan recipes inspired by my travels, stays with families, and cooking in the kitchens of restaurants worldwide
  • 160 pages – with over 60 full page color photos
  • Stories, art, and recipes inspired by 10 weeks of travel all over Sri Lanka
  • Explore diverse Sri Lankan cuisine from the capital, countryside, mountains and coastal towns, including South Indian Tamil specialties from the Northern and Eastern regions – only recently accessible since end of civil clashes in 2009
  • Every day classic dishes, impress-anyone curries, fancy feasts, street food superstars, awesome salads and fresh treats, great snacks, and crazy delicious sweets
  • Discover new flavors, tasty spices and easy, awesome cooking skills
  • Great for cooks of all levels, from beginner to advanced
  • recipes use easy-to-find ingredients (cook everything anywhere!)
  • Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes designed to satisfy and impress eaters of all ages, tastes, and minds.

Check out the video on KICKSTARTER

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA promo video (YouTube)

The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA Peacock miniature painting

Jackfruit Curry Dinner from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA!

Some of the RECIPES…

  • Jackfruit Curry
  • Masala Mushroom Dosa
  • Cauliflower Cashew Korma Curry
  • Red Beet Curry
  • Mango Pineapple Curry
  • Pumpkin Dal Curry
  • Cabbage Curry – Mellum
  • Rocket Coconut Curry – Gowa Atu
  • Spicy Seitan Kottu & Vegetable Kottu
  • Wild Greens & Ginger Mango Dressing
  • Lotus Root Salad – Nalum Ala Salada
  • Coconut Carrot Radish Salad
  • Idly & Vada – Rice Lentil Dumplings & Fritters
  • Sri Lankan Crepes – Vegetable Roti & more
  • Streetfood Veg Rolls
  • Deviled Chickpeas – Kadala Thel Dala
  • Hoppers – Appa
  • Coconut Chili Chutney (Pol Sambol)
  • Coriander Chutney
  • Mango Chutney
  • Ladoo Sweets
  • Delicious Date Cake
  • Coconut Pockets
  • Coconut Rice Balls – Konda Kevum
  • Tapioca Pudding – Payasam
  • Coconut Rice Syrup Squares – Kalu Dodol
  • Banana Pancakes
  • Spiced Coconut Pudding – Watalappam
  • …and many more!

Deviled Chickpeas - Kadala Thel Dala from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA vegan cookbook

Wild Greens & Ginger Mango dressing

Idly Vada Sri Lankan South Indian lunchbox tiffin

Mint Sambol - The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA

Sweet Semolina Squares (Kesari) from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA vegan cookbook

Order a copy of my new cookbook:

Order The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA (English or German) directly from Ventil Verlag!

or send me an email to order a signed copy of the cookbook with stickers & bookmark… directly from me.

JPM and The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA vegan cookbook at Chaostheorie in Berlin

My first copies of my new vegan cookbook SRI LANKA arrived!

The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA Vegan Cookbook on Kickstarter

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA

Im Winter 2014/15 war ich 10 Wochen auf kulinarischer Entdeckungsreise überall in Sri Lanka mit meiner kleinen Famlie unterwegs. Das neue Kochbuch ist in diesem Herbst neulich bei Ventil Verlag erschienen und war Sommer 2015 bei Kickstarter um einem großen internationalen Publikum das Buch anzubieten bzw. Vorbestellungen und Produktionskosten zu besorgen. Es hat viel Spass gemacht und ich fühle mich doch immer sehr dankbar für die Unterstützung die alle geleistet haben.

Wie bestelle ich das neue SRI LANKA Kochbuch?

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA (English oder Deutsch) direkt von dem Ventil Verlag!

oder schick mir eine Nachricht um ein signiertes Kochbuch mit Stickers & Lesezeichen von mir zu bestellen.

The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA travel map

My SRI LANKA Cookbook:

The Lotus and the Artichoke – Sri Lanka! (Deutsche Ausgabe)

eine kulinarische Entdeckungsreise mit über 70 veganen Rezepten

160 Seiten mit 60+ vollseitige-Rezeptfotos

  • Mein drittes Kochbuch mit veganen Rezepten die von meinen Weltreisen und Zeit in der Küche bei Leute zu Hause, im Restaurant, beim Streetfood und überall unterwegs inspiriert wurden.
  • Erzählungen, Kunst und Rezepte die von der 10-wöchigen Reise durch Sri Lanka inspiriert wurden.
  • Rezepte verwenden Zutaten die auch in Deutschland leicht erhältlich sind!
  • Für Foodies und Köche alle Levels, von Anfanger bis Fortgeschritten.
  • Rezepte sind leicht und einfach geschrieben

Deutsche & Englische Ausgaben

Kapitel:

  • – Salate & Saucen
  • – Hauptgerichte & Curries
  • – Short Eats & Sides
  • – Desserts

The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA Peacock miniature painting

Jackfruit Curry Dinner from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA!

Rezepte (eine Auswahl)…

  • Jackfrucht-Curry
  • Rote-Bete-Curry
  • Mango-Ananas-Curry
  • Kürbis-Curry
  • Weißkohl-Curry (Mellum)
  • Rucola-Kokos-Curry
  • Mushroom-Masala-Dosa
  • Blumenkohl-Cashew-Korma-Curry
  • Deviled Seitan
  • Vegetable Kottu
  • Wild Greens mit Mango-Ingwer-Dressing
  • Möhren-Rettich-Kokos-Salat
  • Vada & Idly (Linsen-Snacks)
  • Sri Lankan Crepes (Veg Roti)
  • Streetfood Veg Rolls
  • Würzige Kichererbsen (Kadala Thel Dala)
  • Hoppers & String Hoppers (Appa & Idiyappa)
  • Coconut Chili Chutney (Pol Sambol)
  • Kokos-Koriander-Chutney
  • Mango-Chutney
  • Ladoo Sweets
  • Dattelnkuchen
  • Kokos-Taschen
  • Tapioka-Pudding (Payasam)
  • Kokos-Reis-Sirup Sweets (Kalu Dodol)
  • Bananen-Pancakes
  • Kokos-Pudding (Watalappam)
  • und Vieles mehr!

Deviled Chickpeas - Kadala Thel Dala from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA vegan cookbook

Wild Greens & Ginger Mango dressing

Idly Vada Sri Lankan South Indian lunchbox tiffin

Mint Sambol - The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA

Sweet Semolina Squares (Kesari) from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA vegan cookbook

Wie bestelle ich das neue SRI LANKA Kochbuch?

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA (English oder Deutsch) direkt von dem Ventil Verlag!

oder schick mir eine Nachricht um ein signiertes Kochbuch mit Stickers & Lesezeichen von mir zu bestellen.

JPM and The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA vegan cookbook at Chaostheorie in Berlin

Kickstarter 2: German Cookbook & English Reprint!

Grow the Global Veg Scene! The Lotus and the Artichoke - Painting, JPM in kitchen

The Lotus and the Artichoke is back on Kickstarter to crowdfund the German edition of my cookbook, and to help fund the next English printing this Spring. Join the adventure and help make it happen!

In 2012 my first Kickstarter project The Lotus and the Artichoke – Vegan Cookbook was successful with the help of over 360 amazing backers from around the world. In December, the first edition was printed: 1000 copies in full color, featuring over 100 recipes and more than 90 full-page, mouth-watering photographs. The Lotus and the Artichoke quickly became an international sensation!

Grow the Global Veg Scene! The Lotus and the Artichoke - Painting, JPM in kitchen

The Lotus and the Artichoke ist jetzt wieder auf Kickstarter. Es geht um Crowdfunding für die Druckkosten der deutschen Ausgabe und der zweiten englischen Ausgabe. Im Frühling 2013 sollten beide Ausgaben gedruckt werden.

In 2012 war ich mit meinem veganen Kochbuch Projekt auf Kickstarter sehr erfolgreich – mit der Hilfe von über 360 großzügigen Spendern weltweit. Im Dezember wurde die erste Ausgabe auf Englisch gedruckt: 1000 Exemplare mit über 100 Rezepten aus der ganzen Welt und mehr als 90 ganzseitigen, appetitmachenden Farbfotos. The Lotus and the Artichoke wurde ganz schnell ein internationaler Erfolg.

Jetzt ist die deutsche Ausgabe fast druckfertig… und ein Nachdruck der englischen Ausgabe steht ebenfalls an!

UPDATE (01.02)

wir haben bisher 25% des Finanzierungsziels erreicht. Über 60 Spender sind schon dabei. Am ersten Tag wurde The Lotus and the Artichoke als KICKSTARTER STAFF PICK ausgewählt.

UPDATE (24.02)

ERFOLG!! 105% finanziert! Nur 3 Tage noch um mitzumachen!

UPDATE (26.02)

Kampagne jetzt bei 117%. 25 Stunden bleiben noch! KICKSTARTER STAFF PICK!

UPDATE (27.02)

FERTIG! 139% finanziert, 414 Spender, $11,888 in 30 Tagen! Und 3 weitere Finanzierungsziele erreicht:

  • 2te Ziel: NEUE STICKERS ($9500) ERFOLG!!
  • 3te Ziel: NEUE PROMO-KARTEN ($10000) ERFOLG!!
  • 4te Zeil: NEUES T-SHIRT-Design ($11,500) ERFOLG!!

The Lotus and the Artichoke - Vegan Cookbook - Front & Back Cover

Über das Kochbuch:

  • 216 Seiten: tolle Rezepte, Fotos, Texte und Tipps
  • 100+ vegane Rezepte inspiriert von meinen Weltreisen und über 20 Jahren Erfahrung in der Küche
  • 90+ ganzseitigen, appetitmachenden Farbfotos
  • Geschichten & Fotos meiner Reisen in fast 40 Ländern
  • Kunst: selbsterstellte Druckgrafik, Zeichnungen & Malerei
  • Einfache Beschreibungen: wie man ausgefallene, schöne Gerichte vorbereitet und serviert
  • Perfekt für jede Küche: passt zu deiner Kochbuchsammlung
  • Ein tolles Geschenk für Freunde, Familie, Kollegen, Reisebegleiter und Partner

Vegan Cookbook - Veganes Kochbuch - Tattoo Banners Art - in English & auf Deutsch

Geniale Rewards:

  • The Lotus and the Artichoke eBook (PDF) auf Englisch oder auf Deutsch: $5
  • Eine handgeschriebene, persönliche Postkarte an dich von meiner nächsten Reise: $10
  • Signiertes Kochbuch (Englisch oder Deutsch), eBook, Stickers, inkl. Versand weltweit! $30 / $35
  • T-Shirt & Signiertes Kochbuch (Englisch oder Deutsch): $50
  • Kunst (limitierte Auflage), Stoffbeutel, eine 5-Gänge Berliner Dinner Partyund mehr!

Kickstarter Rewards - Vegan Cookbook - Stickers Bookmarks Blockprint Tshirt

The Lotus and the Artichoke Vegan Cookbook ebook PDF - For iPad, Kindle Fire + other ereaders and tablets

Was sagen andere über
The Lotus and the Artichoke?

Testimonials Collage - What Others Are Saying About The Lotus and the Artichoke

“Ich war aus 1000 Gründen extrem gespannt auf The Lotus and the Artichoke! Im Nachhinein kann ich sagen: zu Recht! Zu entdecken gibt es 100 bebilderte Rezepte, sortiert nach Kontinent, und darüber hinaus erzählt Justin in jedem der Kapitel auch noch etwas über seine Reisen und was er mit den jeweiligen Rezepten verbindet. Eine fantastische Idee, die bei mir nicht nur den Hunger, sondern mindestens ebenso doll das Fernweh weckt.”
Sarah Kaufman (Germany) author of Vegan Guerilla

“Weil es Spaß macht im Buch zu blättern und durch die vielen verschiedenen Rezepte in andere Länder zu reisen. Weil die Gerichte zwar teilweise exotisch, die Zutaten aber auch ohne Weltreise erhältlich sind. Weil die Speisen mit frischem Gemüse, Kräutern und Gewürzen zubereitet werden… Weil man auf jeder Seite die Leidenschaft und Freude spürt, die Justin beim Reisen und Schreiben des Buches hatte.”
Franziska Schmid (Germany) Veggie Love

“Justin has an unmatched knack for veganizing both popular and obscure dishes from around the world. In The Lotus and the Artichoke, he demonstrates his flair for international cuisine with over 100 easy and flavorful recipes spanning the globe. All the mouth-watering food photos and riveting travel stories he includes are the icing on the cake.”
Chef Amber Shea (USA), author of Practically Raw & Practically Raw Desserts

“Take a trip across the globe without even leaving your kitchen with Justin’s gorgeous new vegan cookbook, The Lotus and the Artichoke! It contains page after page of mouth-watering pictures and recipes from countries all over Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.”
Bianca Phillips (USA), author of Cookin’ Crunk – Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South

“The Lotus and the Artichoke is a must have for great vegan recipes from all different cultures. Whether you’re living the life in paradise or trapped in the middle of the zombie apocalypse, these recipes will make you feel as if you traveled to the unique places that inspired them.”
Jon & Chris (USA), The Vegan Zombie

The Lotus and the Artichoke is bursting at the seams with innovative, healthy, and seriously flavorful inspiration. What a diverse and exotic arsenal of recipes from around the world… I want to try absolutely every recipe!”
Frances Prema Harjeet (USA), Lila Blog

The Lotus and the Artichoke is a great source for delicious vegan dishes from all over the globe.” “Mouth-watering food photography!” “If you are looking for creative vegan recipes, this is the place!”
Dani & Jess (Germany/USA), Globetrotter Girls

“Judging by the photos and awesome recipes I’ve seen, this is a must-have in your kitchen collection. I’m especially excited because there’s such a focus on world cuisines.”
Paul Jarvis (Canada), author of Eat Awesome

“Justin ist durch die halbe Welt gereist. Seine Rezepte sind einfach die Wucht! Er sucht sich aus allen Spezialitäten nur das Beste raus und mixt es zu etwas ganz eigenem, besonderem zusammen. Man wird immer überrascht und nie enttäuscht!”
Marko Streitenberger (Germany), CLIMA

Vegan Cookbook Kickstarter - JPM in the kitchen with books

Warum ich deine Hilfe brauche:

  • Hilf mir dabei den Druck der deutschen Ausgabe möglich zu machen
  • Unterstütze den Nachdruck der englischen Ausgabe
  • Spende für die internationalen Versandkosten
  • Trag dazu bei dass ich meine Übersetzerin Julia fair bezahlen kann
  • Sei dabei bei diesem spannenden Abenteuer!

Wie du helfen kannst:

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The Lotus and the Artichoke cookbook on Kickstarter

Vegan Cookbook Kickstarter GO! - Justin in the kitchen

The Lotus and the Artichoke – Vegan Cookbook launched on Kickstarter today!

I can hardly contain my excitement and anticipation! These last two weeks I’ve been so unbelievably busy with the preparations for today. I’m proud to announce the project is finally live, the trailer video for the cookbook is finished and online, and we’ve officially begun the fundraising to back the first printing of The Lotus and the Artichoke – Vegan Recipes from World Adventures.

It also means that as of today, now you can place a pre-order for the cookbook – both printed and as ebook – to be sent to you in early December. Here’s where you can read more about the cookbook and the publication plans.

We have 30 days to reach our goal of $6500.

I want to be as optimistic as possible, but I need to be realistic: I cannot do this without your support.

I really hope to meet and exceed the financial goal and have enough funding to also publish the German version of the cookbook by the end of the year. I’m doing something that means a lot to me. I want it to mean something to you, too. Let’s make it a reality!

Why I need your support:

  • Help fund the first printing of the book (around $5000)
  • Enable me to invest in the cool rewards: stylish t-shirts and tote bags
  • Provide art materials used for the illustration and design of the cookbook and website
  • Give fair compensation for translation, editing, publicity and press helpers
  • Share the inspiration, experience, and adventure with everyone!

Printing books is expensive. Especially when done all nice and fancy like I do. Nice covers, nice paper, lots of full-color photo pages, and a great design. The rewards will be high-quality as well: good shirts, decent cloth carry bags. My art materials are costly: I use good stuff. The prints are done on handmade Japanese hemp paper and I use an excellent German printing ink. The acrylics for paintings are an investment.

Lastly, I do have editorial and translation help on this project. I compensate people properly for their quality involvement. For all these reasons, this project needs greenbacks.

Justin in the Kitchen - Vegan Cookbook Kickstarter Launch

What’s in it for you?

Some of my friends are telling me I’m crazy for pricing my rewards so low. Most people use Kickstarter as a way to just bring in the big bucks and rely on generosity based on that good feeling you get from being nice. I think that’s dandy, but I also want all my backers to get cool stuff and to TALK about the fun perks I built into the project.

On one end of the scale, you can throw in a few bucks and spread the word. If hundreds of people do that, it helps plenty! I’ll be grateful. Pitch in a bit more and you get a cool, personal postcard with fancy stamps from my next trip. Or pre-order the cookbook. Get a stylish T-shirt with some of my art, or get in on the fashionable Berliner hipster game with one of my cloth carry bags. Like my artwork? I’ve also got limited edition blockprints.

I also plan to introduce even more fancy rewards in the next weeks.

Hold on to your hats. There are already some BIG rewards!

Am I nuts to propose I’d go (almost) anywhere in the world on your instructions to create new recipes and artwork? Maybe. I like to think it’s a cool kind of crazy. I’m adventurous enough to accept the bare minimum in financial support to make the trip possible. Would I fly to a new location in Europe, all-expenses included, to stay with locals and learn a new cuisine and create cool new recipes for the book? Yes, I would.

How can I possibly do that for under $1000 – especially if that money’s needed for printing the cookbook? Well, I have lots of experience with traveling on a budget. Back in 2001, I spent 4 months in India and Nepal for less than $2500, including my airfare and all transportation costs. I also spent less than $1000 on a 4-week trip through Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. And it’s just the way my priorities work.

If I want to travel somewhere, I find a way to make it happen.

I’m so into the idea, I’d travel for this project and for fundraising purposes even if it doesn’t financially break even. You see, I have this belief that if you really passionately believe in something you can make it real, one way or another. I believe all things will come together when you really focus. Things fall into place, even if differently than planned. Of course, you’ve got to work hard to make it happen, too. I’ve been very busy!

It’s not all daydreams and visualization exercises over here! I do my homework, too, when it comes to the practical and rational aspects of making a dream materialize. Stuff like moving abroad, learning languages, crossing continents, and launching creative enterprises.

(Details on rewards and project backing at the cookbook’s Kickstarter page)

What others are saying about The Lotus and the Artichoke:

What people are saying about my vegan cookbook and food blog

“The Lotus and the Artichoke is a great source for delicious vegan dishes from all over the globe. We love how the detailed recipes are presented along with a personal story from Justin, plus mouth-watering food photography. If you are looking for creative vegan recipes, this is the place!”
Dani & Jess (Germany/USA), Globetrotter Girls

“Judging by the photos and awesome recipes I’ve seen, this is going to be a must-have in your kitchen collection. I’m especially excited because there’s such a focus on world cuisines. I definitely support this project and you should too!”
Paul Jarvis (Canada), author of Eat Awesome

“This is a book that will open your mind to new tastes, new lands, and new adventures. I’m really looking forward to making these recipes with my family and teaching my young children about how our simple food choices can have such a profound impact on our health, the lives of animals, and our planet.”
Kristen Palana (Italy), Aura’s House & Veggie Propaganda

“I’ve had the chance to get to know Justin over the past few months in Berlin. If you spend just a short while talking with him, you’re guaranteed to come away feeling better about yourself… and the universe. His passion for life and interest in travel and food is palpable. And trust me: his cooking is delicious… and I’m not even vegan!”
Adam Groffman (USA), Travels of Adam

“Justin has a true passion, talent and love for sharing beautiful vegan cuisine from around the world. He’s introduced me to so many incredibly delicious dishes and flavours that I had never experienced before. I highly recommend The Lotus and the Artichoke to all food lovers!”
Jennifer Vega (Canada), Sweet On Veg

“I met Justin in Nepal way back in 2001. We quickly discovered a shared obsession with vegetarian world cuisine and began swapping travel stories of exotic dishes we’d had in foreign countries. As a vegetarian chef myself, I really enjoy when fellow veggies “get” international cuisine. We’ve spent years bouncing ideas off one another and evolving recipes. I’m excited that Justin’s committed his ideas to paper – I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this cookbook!”
– Vincent Campellone
(Ireland), Inside Job Catering

“I’m proudly supporting Justin’s The Lotus and the Artichoke because he’s a fellow traveler following his dream and sharing his passion with the world. The food pics leave me drooling!”
Niall Doherty (Ireland), Disrupting the Rabblement

“Justin ist durch die halbe Welt gereist. Seine Rezepte sind einfach die Wucht! Er sucht sich aus allen Spezialitäten nur das Beste raus und mixt es zu etwas ganz eigenem, besonderem zusammen. Man wird immer überrascht und nie enttäuscht!”
Marko Streitenberger (Germany), CLIMA

“This is a must-have cookbook for any lover of good food, art, travel, and adventure. I had the good fortune of experiencing Justin’s cooking while in Berlin a few years ago. Many adventures and fabulous meals later comes the perfect culmination of Justin’s passion for living and sharing the good life creatively. I am looking forward to making these recipes for my family and having a fresh selection of exciting vegan recipes for parties and potlucks!”
Christine Donley (USA), Diary of an Art Luvah: Art and Culture around the Globe

What other people are saying about The Lotus and the Artichoke vegan food blog and cookbook

How you can help:

  • Show your support with a pledge! Remember: everything helps and Kickstarter is ALL or nothing. Let’s all win! Pitch in a few bucks, or…
  • Pick a great reward and sponsor generously!
  • Share my Kickstarter page with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Be proud of your support!
  • Subscribe to the website newsletter for free recipes straight to your inbox
  • Like my Facebook page – follow the regular updates, enjoy and comment on the photos and features
  • Follow me on twitter: @lotusartichoke RT my tweets, spread good words
  • Contact me for more information about interviews, guest blog posts, feature articles, and other publicity + promotion!

Kickstarter Campaign – This Summer

Behind the Scenes: Sketches - The Lotus and the Artichoke

Okay, so I’m totally busy researching and creating and sketching for my Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for the first print of the cookbook The Lotus and the Artichoke. I plan to have my video, logo, promotional artwork and descriptions ready to go in the next weeks. I’m already thinking up lots of cool rewards for sponsors– ranging from postcards to blockprints to signed books to t-shirts and tote bags! I’ll probably even include some big rewards, too!

If you have experience with Kickstarter and have some tips for me, please email me or msg me on Facebook. Of course, leaving some comments here is a good start, too. Thanks!Behind the Scenes: Sketches - The Lotus and the Artichoke