It kind of makes sense when you think about it, but I was still taken aback by the announcement that the launch party for Joseph Shuldiner's new cookbook "Pure Vegan" will be held at Lindy & Grundy. That, of course, is a butcher shop, albeit of a very particular type. Anyway, the party is Aug. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. It will be very interesting to see what is served. And will the meat cases be full or empty? This is not the time to proselytize, girls.
Shuldiner is the founder of the Institute of Domestic Technology, a kind of new-age, back-to-the-roots home ec department. He is also the manager of the popular Altadena farmers market.