September 21, 2009
On Saturday, September 26th, I’ll be the emcee at the Veggie Conquest event here in New York City along with the judges: bakery owner Amy Lynn Herman, restaurateur Deborah Gavito, and eco-veggie blog-star Michael Parrish DuDell.
There is one spot left to be a competing chef! Get your ticket now! Unfortunately, the event is sold-out for tasters. But fear not! I will be randomly picking a guest to come with me as my “plus 1“. CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR NAME!
Autumn has arrived, and this month, the featured ingredient is squash!
All chefs will make an appetizer featuring squash!
This is the one time of year that we have both summer and winter squash available! There are so many kinds of squash and so many parts of a squash that can be used.
September 1, 2009
Enter to win this $245 Diplomat 15 bag from The Discerning Brute and Malcolm Fontier. Simply enter your name and email HERE. When your email address is selected we’ll contact you for shipping details, (international winners will be required to pay shipping plus any applicable duties)
We are so excited to have partnered with Malcolm Fontier for our September Contest! This prize is perfect for anyone who needs a roomy, coated canvas, cruelty-free messenger bag with amazing features. Great for back-to-school, work, or travel.
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August 20, 2009
Matt & Nat never disappoints. The new canvas collection is incredibly handsome, and made from recycled soda bottles, and recycled faux-suede lining. Better yet, you can win one of these bags! Email Matt & Nat at email@example.com before August 30th at midnight and tell them what MATT & NAT means to you in 250 words, the best men’s and women’s letters will win one of our new Fall 09 handbags.
Steve Alan presents some nice, basic, organic shirts. We love the black and white, single needle check shirt!
These tapered organic cotton pants, slouch pants, and shirts from the Australian company, Bassike are not for the faint of heart. But those gents that have a love for cutting-edge trends, check these out!
Arn Mercantile offers up an organic Peruvian cotton “chore jacket” and some comfy pullovers.
The Japanese company, Kato uses organic cotton from Zimbabwe to make these jackets and shirts.
August 7, 2009
When I was asked to be a judge for the first Veggie Conquest showdown in NYC on August 22nd, I had visions of myself as a TV judge like Judge Judy or Gordon Ramsey – handing out brash words of wisdom and catchy, yet condemning spitballs of criticism. “Don’t feed me mushy pasta and tell me it’s al dente,” I may accuse. Or “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen!” There may also be moments where the audience believes I am going to rip someone a new one – but then after a dramatic pause I say, “This…is…the best dish here.” O, to dream. And that is why you need to enter this competition. Because you know you can make the best dish there. I know it too. So do it. The SECRET INGREDIENT will be revealed a week before the competition!
Meet the Judges for Challenge #1
On food competition shows like Top Chef and Iron Chef, the food is so often an obnoxious cliché. Foie Gras. Lamb. Caviar. Bacon. I mean bring a book, people. How many times can you showcase diseased liver, a cuteness-icon, fish periods, and the ass of an animal that’s smarter than your dog before it gets boring?
I am so excited that there is finally a vegan food competition! I hope you will all buy your tickets for August 22nd, and come join me in Chelsea for this landmark event as a chef or a taster. See you there!
Amateur Cooking Competition
Aug. 22, 2009
July 1, 2009
Win this $110 COVET organic cotton, french terry cardigan!
Straight from COVET‘s fall 2009 menswear collection, this organic french terry cardigan is warm, soft, and luxurious. Tara St. James of COVET has been creating superb, handcrafted, organic garments for both men and women for years.
You can win this COVET cardigan in a few simple steps:
- Take a photograph of yourself that demonstrates how you speak up on behalf of animals, people, or the environment!
- Send to TheDiscerningbrute@gmail.com. The Subject line must read: JULY CONTEST: COVET (otherwise it may get trashed)
- The best, most moving and creative photo wins!
- Deadline is July 31st.
- The winner will be announced August 1st.
June 1, 2009
Win a pair of Bourgeois Bohéme brogues! (US size 10)
Bourgeois Boheme makes amazing, vegan shoes and boots for men and women. These Simpatias have been featured on the blog before, and I am sure someone who is a size 10 will have some happy, handsome feet! These are some of my favorites!
You can win these Bourgeois Bohéme $125 shoes in a few simple steps:
- Write a “letter to the editor” of any major fashion magazine you choose: Vogue, GQ, Elle, Cosmo, etc… explaining why leather is disgusting, toxic, unethical and outdated! Here are some facts & tips to help you write! Remember: the goal is to enlighten, not incite! Be respectful, and do not make threats.
- Forward that letter to TheDiscerningbrute@gmail.com. The Subject line must read: JUNE CONTEST: Bourgeois Boheme (otherwise it may get trashed)
- The best, most moving and creative letter wins!
- Deadline is June 31st.
- The winner will be announced July 1st.
* DISCLAIMER: The Discerning Brute takes no responsibility for the content of any letter written in association with this contest.