A weekend with the Hot Knives boys

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Hot Knives, the vegan/vegetarian blogging duo of Evan George and Alex Brown, have a busy weekend coming up in support of their recently released cookbook, ‘Salad Daze,’ which features oodles of creative recipes for satisfying vegetarian fare including pumpkin ale muffins, sweet potato salad, portobello poutine, hot squash ice cream and more.

Saturday will find the two at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park, where they’ll be signing copies of their book and teaching people how to make a whiskey-based, all-natural cold and flu remedy they call KniQuil. George created it in a video they posted on their blog a few years back after he caught the flu but couldn’t deal with the scary ingredient list on the back of a Nyquil bottle.

‘What I need is something that will wrap me in a cocoon of warmth, but won’t put me in a coma,’ he says in the video.

Isn’t that what we all need this time of year?

On Sunday George and Brown will be at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood where they’ll be hosting a ‘foodie flea market’ with 10 hand-picked vendors including Elf Cafe, which will sell jars of its signature harissa; Robin’s Nest homecrafted jams; and Plant Food for People’s vegan tamales and jackfruit tacos. In addition, Hot Knives will be teaching people to make ‘Thanksgiving Pop Tarts,’ and signing copies of their books.


DJs will be at both events so bring your party pants. And your bib!

Hot Knives at Stories Books & Cafe, 7 to 9 p.m. 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. (213) 413-3733;

Hot Knives at Space 15 Twenty, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A.


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