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Love Bikes and Food? Then Check Out “The Culinary Cyclist!”

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Love bicycles and eating well? Anna Brones has a cookbook for you. Classy meals to fuel your ride without breaking the bank.

The rules for living well, if you can call them that, are simple and a pleasure to follow. Eat local and mostly plants. Ride your bike, even on rainy days. Say yes to dinner invitations. Always bring your signature dessert. Invite people on picnics. Bike in the sunshine. Follow a morning ride with a strong French press. – The Culinary Cyclist

About the Culinary Cyclist

The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life is Anna Brones’ love song to the dual pleasures of eating well and getting around by bicycle.

Brones draws on her Swedish heritage, her years in the vegetable-tarian paradise of Portland, Oregon, and her current residence in hedonistic Paris to provide what is in the end more than a cookbook: It’s a guide to good living.

The 92-page book is packed with clear, simple recipes that include such delights as baked eggs in avocados (perhaps the ideal breakfast food) and a classic, creamy chocolate cake that happens to be made without gluten.

Other sections include planning guides for key life activities like shopping by bicycle, making your own bags to use for produce and bulk goods, hosting a successful dinner party, and setting off for an impromptu picnic without breaking your champagne glasses in your bike pannier.

Most recipes in the book are gluten-free, many are vegan, and all are 100% delicious. The book is suitable for beginning cooks as well as those looking to branch out.

Illustrations by talented food blogger and illustrator Johanna Kindvall bring charm and clarity to the essays and recipes.

You can get a copy of the book, plust gorgeous illustrations and more, by joining the Kickstarter campaign here.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.