Recipe Books for Pizzas & Sandwiches “Unrelated” to The Ramones & Metallica

Summer is here and you’ll probably be looking for new recipes for sandwiches and pizzas. You might have to make something vegan for your guests, family members or yourself. But you want something that will rock your mouth. Microcosm Publishing brings crunch chords to your kitchen with Enter Sandwich: Some Kind of Vegan Cooking with No Connection to Metallica and Hey Ho Let’s Dough! 1! 2! 3! 40 Vegan Pizza Recipes Unrelated to the Ramones. It’s always fun during a summer party to not only have food, but the music planned for an evening feast around the pool.

The publishing house will also release Speak In Tongues: An Oral History of Cleveland’s Infamous DIY Punk Venue. As someone who has seen his old punk venues from the ’80s get torn down, it’s great that the memories are being preserved. This is a fine gift for anyone you know who is from Ohio. Here’s the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Microcosm Publishing – Summer 2022 Lineup
Enter Sandwich: Some Kind of Vegan Cooking with No Connection to Metallica
by Automne Zingg and Joshua Ploeg
Available Now!

Hey Ho Let’s Dough!: 1! 2! 3! 40 Vegan Pizza Recipes Unrelated to the Ramones
by Automne Zingg and Joshua Ploeg
Available Now!

Speak In Tongues: An Oral History of Cleveland’s Infamous DIY Punk Venue
by Eric Sandy and Ken Blaze
Coming July 5th

Enter Sandwich: Some Kind of Vegan Cooking
with No Connection to Metallica 
by Automne Zingg and Joshua Ploeg
Oh, aging rockers. We’ve all seen them struggle to get along and cope with life. Maybe they just need to sit around a backyard picnic table, share a vegan feast, and talk about their feelings. After all, to live is to stir fry.
Automne Zingg, genius mastermind behind Comfort Eating with Nick Cave and Defensive Eating with Morrissey is back with hilarious illustrations of the band’s revolving cast eating their feelings and expressing their enthusiasm for food, but in a tough and intense way.
“Yeahms!” sings James, riffing on a giant yam. Zingg’s work is coupled with the inventive and flavorful recipes of chef and queercore punk musician, Joshua Ploeg. Written in lyrical form, the recipes parody 40 of the most quintessential tunes. Crank up the volume while concocting plant-based recipes like Master of Nuggets, Pie of the Beholder, an All Nightmare Footlong, or maybe just a little stock. So let it be eaten. (Just don’t try to illegally download this book.)

Hey Ho Let’s Dough!: 1! 2! 3!
40 Vegan Pizza Recipes Unrelated to the Ramones 
by Automne Zingg and Joshua Ploeg

When you don’t wanna go down to the pizzeria, whip up these vegan pizzas. Automne Zingg—mastermind behind Comfort Eating with Nick Cave, Defensive Eating with Morrissey, and Enter Sandwich—has illustrated pizza-themed boys-from-Queens homages, as they eat pizza, sneer at pepperoni, and play pizza guitars.
Joshua Ploeg’s recipes wittily incorporate vaguely familiar lyrics and humor. Pizzas range from traditional marinara with vegetables and veggie sausage (Texas Chain Sauce Massacre) and white sauce specials (Carbonara Not Glue), to variations like Beet on the Brat, Havana Pizza Affair, Thyme Bomb. “Well, I’m Against It,” comments Johnny, but you’ll find a pineapple pizza recipe in here as well.
Pizza is deconstructed, reconstructed, and, like the best bands, turns into something far better than the sum of its parts. 
Speak In Tongues: An Oral History of Cleveland’s Infamous DIY Punk Venue
by Eric Sandy and Ken Blaze 
Speak In Tongues was a freewheeling, community-run underground music venue in Cleveland, Ohio that operated on a do-it-yourself basis throughout the late 1990s. The venue fostered a flourishing creative culture, where you could enjoy a puppet show from a spray-painted couch or meet other punks to start a band or a movement, but was also smoothly run with a great sound system and the best curation of music that you could hear in the city during its tenure.

On any given night, you could go see hardcore punk, experimental jazz, or thrash shows where fireworks were set off inside the building. Traveling bands regularly booked shows there, including ones that went on to greater fame, like Modest Mouse, Avail, Lifter Puller, Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, Milemarker, and J Church. Venue operators, and later a management collective, contended with police surveillance, skinheads with knives, an exploding oil drum full of raw meat, a flaming car, and a different number of riots depending on who you ask. 
There may not have been a bar, but a healthy BYOB policy ensures that everyone’s memory is different, resulting in an entertaining story of a place that truly was what you made it, the source of lifelong friendships and endless lore. 

This comprehensive oral history tells a story that is greater than the sum of each person’s recollections, forming a picture of a unique, weird, special place that deeply informed the next twenty years of Cleveland’s underground culture.
About Microcosm Publishing
Portland’s most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing & Distribution is a vertically integrated publishing house that equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice. Microcosm was started by Joe Biel in his bedroom as a distro and record label in 1996 and is now among the oldest independent book publishing houses in Portland, OR. Microcosm focuses on relating the experiences of what it’s like to be a marginalized person and strives to be recognized for spirit, creativity, and value. All books are printed in the U.S. on post-consumer papers, and the company doubles the industry average in number of women authors and prioritizes hiring of special needs employees.

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