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As many of you know, the first edited draft of Soy Not Oi 2 (described below) was completed in the spring of 2014- woohoo!. We are now busily proofreading and throwing in a few edits here and there to tighten up the book.

With 300 pages and about 150 contributors, you can imagine, this aint easy. Once all of the proofreading is complete, all of those suggested changes have to be implemented into the layout. This aint easy either.

With the importance this book holds to all of us, we are super careful to do a really good job with it. A really good job.

So I hope you will be ready this fall when we officially launch the book. Get ready!!

Fighting fascism with food, friends and fun! Soy Not Oi 2 is a new project to celebrate the 25th year of the infamous Soy Not Oi Cookbook and to pay tribute to our dear friend Joel Olson who passed this year.


A few years ago, a friend suggested to me that we reprint ‘Soy not Oi’ for the “next generation”. By that, she meant that she thought it would be cool to print a new version, with a handful of new recipes and stories highlighting how Soy not Oi has had an impact on people for the last twenty years. I spoke to Joel about the idea and we both were interested in pursuing this, but time got away from us.

It is now nearing the 25th anniversary of Soy not Oi and as many of you know, my co-editor and our good friend cannot join in this celebration due to his passing this year. This tragedy has affected so many of us who knew Joel and we are still reeling from the news.

Recently, I contacted Eryc Why and Jackie W, two of the main contributors to the original soy (in art and content) and asked if they would be interested in doing a new edition of Soy not Oi as a dedication to our friendship with Joel with all of the proceeds going to his family. The answer was a resounding “YES”!

I’ve also been in touch with big Wayne, Walter, and a few others who are on board to help as well.

We have decided rather than to reprint the original, to create a part two. This will allow for more folks to contribute to the project and celebrate Soy not Oi and Joel along with us. Here is what we are looking for:


Please continue to check on the site for information on the release of Soy Not Oi II!