Husband-and-wife team Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence are the authors of the new cookbook The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Recipes for the Modern Table and The Southern Vegetarian: 100 Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Table.
Justin and Amy write articles about restaurants and home cooking, and collaborate with Memphis chefs and restaurants. They’re currently developing new recipes that will become a part of their third vegetarian cookbook.
Justin and Amy were invited to speak at the James Beard Foundation in New York City for the Enlightened Eaters series; they cooked three dishes and gave a lecture on their unique style of Southern cooking.
Their creative take on vegetarian food has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, The Kitchn, Local Palate, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, and Memphis Magazine. They have appeared on The Great Food Truck Race and P.Allen Smith’s Garden Style.