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YU Book Release Chicago: Recap

On November 7, 2014 my favorite people and I celebrated the release of the YumUniverse cookbook at Pilsen’s Chicago Art Department.

Owen + Alchemy served signature juices and worked with Rhine Hall Distillery for autumn-inspired cocktails. Artist Caroline Liu installed a juicy plant-inspired art show, and The Foxglove Studio created magical, colorful, dreamy floral design. Folks bought books thanks to Chicago’s Barbara’s Bookstore, and they tasted some recipe samples from the book, too.

If YU were there with us, thank you so much for being a part of one of the most special evenings of my life. If YU were only there in spirit, take a peek at this photo/video recap.

Thank YU Jason McKean for capturing these moments for us:


Video by Jason McKean

And thanks to Marta Sasinowska and Michael Chalmers for taking the following photos:

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

Anne Owen and Rose Truesdale from Owen + Alchemy

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

Sigh. This beauty from The Foxglove Studio

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

Jennifer Solberg from Rhine Hall Distillery

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

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Photo by Michael Chalmers

Lovely Kat serving up YumUniverse samples from the book.

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

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Photo by Michael Chalmers

Lots of lovely peeps in front of Caroline Liu’s hand painted wall…

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Photos by Marta Sasinowska

Catching up with author of Power Vegan, Rea Frey

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

Artist Caroline Liu

… and more floral magic from The Foxglove Studio.

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

Caroline’s work and a cart full of goodie bags with treats from YumUniverse, Vega, Remix Acupuncture, Mark Bar, Flex Pilates and 22 Days Nutrition.

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

These are some dear pals who drove 12 hours straight from the DC-area to party with us. Don’t let them fool you, this was simply an end-of-the-party disco nap.

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Photo by Marta Sasinowska

Check out the entire photo set here.

For those in the DC/VA/Baltimore/WV/MD area, on December 13th, 2014 we are having a release party in historic Shepherdstown, WV. More info and details can be found here.

Now I want to hear from YU—what’s your favorite moment from the Chi release? Tell me with a comment below.

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