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Book Signing with ROBIN ASBELL

Dragonfly Books is pleased to host a book signing with renowned chef and author Robin Asbell on Saturday, June 14 at 9:00 - 11:00 am at Dragonfly Books.

Robin Asbell

Robin Asbell is passionate about cooking and eating healthfully. As a writer, recipe developer, private chef, and culinary instructor, Robin shares her love of food with readers, audiences, and students across the country. Robin is the author of six cookbooks: Gluten Free Pasta (Running Press 2014), Juice It! (Chronicle Books 2014), Sweet and Easy Vegan (Chronicle Books 2012), Big Vegan (Chronicle Books 2011), New Vegetarian (Chronicle Books 2009), and The New Whole Grain Cookbook (Chronicle Books 2007).

In addition to her cookbooks, Robin’s writing has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Taunton’s Fine Cooking, Real Food Magazine, Mother Earth News, and Vegetarian Times. Much of Robin’s career has been devoted to developing exciting, easy to use recipes. Robin’s cookbooks and articles are valuable resources for anyone interested in the good life with good food.

If you find that you can't make it to the book signing but would still like to purchase any of Robin’s books, please give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of our staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

During her visit to Decorah Robin will also be leading two classes with the Oneota Community Food Co-op. For more information about the classes, please visit their website at

We hope to see you out in support of this author, but as always, if you can't make it to the event, one of our staff would be glad to reserve a copy of Robin's book and have it personally autographed for you. To reserve a signed copy of any of Robin's books, submit your order below by June 11, 2014
Event date: 
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Event address: 
112 W Water Street
52101 Decorah
Juice It!: Energizing Blends for Today's Juicers Cover Image
By Robin Asbell, Antonis Achilleos (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781452125398
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - April 15th, 2014

Juicing is cold off the press Filled with 65 vibrant recipes for turning fresh fruits and vegetables into delicious and healthful juices, this refreshing cookbook offers essential guidance for utilizing the increasing number of juicers and high-performance blenders popping up in home kitchens.

Gluten-Free Pasta: More Than 100 Fast and Flavorful Recipes with Low- And No-Carb Options Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762449675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Book Publishers - February 25th, 2014

When you cut out gluten, often you cut out your favorite pasta dishes, too, or find the store-bought gluten-free substitutes to be disappointing. But if it's pasta you're craving, there's a whole world of noodles just waiting to be twirled around your fork: homemade fresh pastas, Asian rice-based noodles, and quick GF boxed brands that will satisfy. You WILL eat pasta again

New Vegetarian: More Than 75 Fresh, Conremporary Recipes for Pasta, Tagines, Curries, Soups and Stews, and Desserts Cover Image
By Robin Asbell, Yvonne Duivenvoorden (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780811865791
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - October 2009

With a look as fresh as the recipes themselves, New Vegetarian is full of modern, flavorful food for the 30 million Americans (more every day ) who are vegetarians. More than 75 delicious and simple dishes span a wide range ofcuisines and cultures from Vietnamese Pho with Tofu to Baked Creamy Squash Pasta with Arugula.

Big Vegan: More Than 350 Recipes No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious Cover Image
By Robin Asbell, Kate Sears (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780811874670
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually Arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 7th, 2011

Veganism has been steadily moving toward the mainstream as more and more people become aware of its many benefits. Even burger-loving omnivores are realizing that adding more plant-based foods to their diet is good for their health and the environment.

The New Whole Grain Cookbook: Terrific Recipes Using Farro, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Barley, and Many Other Delicious and Nutritious Grains Cover Image
By Robin Asbell, Caren Alpert (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780811856478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - October 2007

From whole wheat, oats, and rice to farro, barley, and quinoa, no grain is left unturned in this compendium of more than 75 healthful recipes. There's a tasty dish for every meal of the day: Quick Skillet Flatbreads made with millet or teff for breakfast, or a hearty dinner entre of lamb and rye berries braised in red wine.

Sweet & Easy Vegan: Treats Made with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners Cover Image
By Robin Asbell, Joseph De Leo (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781452103013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - September 19th, 2012

Here is the delicious answer to every vegan's most important question: What's for dessert? From cookies and brownies to cakes and pies (and even vegan "ice cream"), author Robin Asbell proves that nothing is lost when choosing to forgo dairy.