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George here (Yvonne's brother). I have been doing a music podcast for a while but this is the first full-on interview I've done. Nate Denver has illustrated and written books for La Mano and we go way back in the San Francisco music scene as well. He just completed a kickstarter project for his next illustrated book/cd "Haunted Armor", so I thought it was as good a time as any to catch up with him! [caption id="attachment_3745" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="a page from "Wait, You're Not A Centaur" by Nate Denver"][/caption]

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whew! Thanks for indulging all this vegan food talk this month! Blogging every weekday (and about food at that) proved to be the challenge it was intended to be, but I'm glad we participated. It was really interesting to see the spectrum of vegan food blogs out there and I am in awe of people's imagination and cooking and photography skills. I've definitely gotten inspiration for how to broaden my horizons in the kitchen. As to how it relates to behind the scenes at LO, well food is the fuel! Here's a last food picture of these cool rainbow carrots...

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Geez, only 2 days left to go with VeganMoFo and I almost forgot to post today. Well, it's late, so I'll make this a quickie. We went to People's today and since I forgot to take a picture of our previous kohlrabi, I'll make up for it with this green one which is almost the size of my head! We also had some minestrone soup and cider from Sip, the vegan food cart out front. They just recently switched from summertime milkshakes to more autumn fare. It made for a comforting little afternoon snack and fell right in line with...

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It was a beautiful autumn day today and after going on a bike ride, eating a pumpkin danish, and depositing our ballots (I miss the ritual of going to a polling booth on election day and getting my "I Voted" sticker, but it's definitely less stressful to have mail-in voting), I felt inspired to make something fall-ish for dinner. Let's face it, nothing says fall like winter squash (in spite of the name). I love all the different shapes and colors, but I'm still not terribly well versed in what to do with them. We used to get the occasional...

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I know it's obnoxious to take pictures everywhere, but we wandered into a market today and they had some produce I had never seen before--thai eggplant. I thought they were tomatoes and had to do a double take. It's cool to come across unknown produce. For dinner we also ate something new for the first time (to my knowledge). Sometimes we'll pick up a vegetable we've never tried before and this one happened to be kohlrabi. I forgot to take a picture as we'd had it for a while before finally putting it to use, but it looks like a...

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