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Joshua Ploeg is a touring vegan chef/caterer and pioneering queercore punk musician. He has cooked for Senator Daryll Steinberg’s Proposition 8 Repeal Fundraiser, Perry Ferrell, The Gossip, Ben Davidson, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Fugazi, Nikki McClure, Ani DiFranco, and Anti-Flag. Named a notable Dutch-American by the Dutch Embassy, he has written for Brooklyn's Satya Magazine and featured in Vegan Police, Details Magazine, The Advocate, NME, Abolitionist, The Bay Guardian, City Paper (DC), News & Reviews (Sacramento), and Razorcake. Formerly the singer of Behead the Prophet (Spin magazine's #38 “best 100 band names of all time”), he currently sings for Select Sex. 

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$20 Superpack of Enjoyable Distractions

$20 Superpack of Enjoyable Distractions

by Elly Blue, Kate Lopresti, Erick Lyle, Joshua Ploeg and 3 more

Sometimes you want to know everything that's going on around you, your brain whirring like a machine, soaking it all ...

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$20 Superpack: It's Gonna be a Punk Rock Xmas

$20 Superpack: It's Gonna be a Punk Rock Xmas

by Ben Nadler, Joshua Ploeg, Keith Rosson, Super Pack! and 0 more

This selection of fine literary works makes the ideal, thoughtful gift for the punk in your life.... or it's just a ...

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$20 Superpack: Pissed with a Purpose

$20 Superpack: Pissed with a Purpose

by Joe Biel, Erick Lyle, Joshua Ploeg, Super Pack! and 0 more

Are you young and enraged? Um, yep, we get that. You have every reason to be mad. But before you run off and join the ...

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$20 Superpack: PMS Care Package

$20 Superpack: PMS Care Package

by Isabelle Gauthier, Joshua Ploeg, Cristy Road, Emily June Street and 0 more

Feeling crampy? Irritable? Exhausted? Like your uterus is trying to reach up and throttle you with your own fallopian ...

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$25 Superpack: Be Your Own Damn Gourmet Vegan Chef

$25 Superpack: Be Your Own Damn Gourmet Vegan Chef

by Cecilia Granata, Joshua Ploeg, Super Pack! and Raffaella Tolicetti

Looking for inspiration and acclaim in the kitchen? Learn from some of our best cookbook authors whose mad cheffing ...

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$25 Superpack: Made You Laugh

$25 Superpack: Made You Laugh

by Dan Abbott, Joe Biel, Erick Lyle, Joshua Ploeg and 1 more

A lot of our books are serious. It's a serious world! But a lot of them are pretty darn funny, too, and have brought us ...

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$25 Superpack: Vegan Cooking with Joshua Ploeg

$25 Superpack: Vegan Cooking with Joshua Ploeg

by Joshua Ploeg

Come ye hither and snag a full set of Chef Joshua's fyne cookebooks! Joshua is the punk rock traveling vegan chef. He ...

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21 Years of Good Trouble: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

21 Years of Good Trouble: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

by Julia Alekseyeva, Lee Baillie, Alexander Barrett, Nate Beaty and 33 more

To celebrate our twenty first anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists, ...

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Cacao: Superfoods for Life

Cacao: Superfoods for Life

by Joshua Ploeg and Matthew Ruscigno

When Joshua Ploeg told us he was working on a full-color vegan chocolate cookbook for another publisher, we got super ...

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A Chef's Tale #1: Strange Traveler's Tales of Food, Sex, Random Occurrences, and Other Culinary Disasters

A Chef's Tale #1: Strange Traveler's Tales of Food, Sex, Random Occurrences, and Other Culinary Disasters

by Joshua Ploeg

Joshua Ploeg is a touring post-punk vegan chef and these are his harried tales of traveling the Greyhound with sex ...

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Comfort Eating With Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes To Get Deep Inside of You

Comfort Eating With Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes To Get Deep Inside of You

by Joshua Ploeg and Automne Zingg

Poor Nick Cave. Life is hard for him and there are many hurdles to deal with every day. And like all of us, Nick is ...

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Cookbooks Display Pack

Cookbooks Display Pack

by Asbjorn Intonsus, Joshua Ploeg, Ashley Rowe, Ryan Splint and 0 more

Two copies each of our vegan cookbooks: Hot Damn & Hell Yeah, Please Don't Feed the Bears, Barefoot & in the ...

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Defensive Eating With Morrissey: Vegan Recipes From The One You Left Behind

Defensive Eating With Morrissey: Vegan Recipes From The One You Left Behind

by Joshua Ploeg and Automne Zingg

Poor Morrissey. He's just so... so... hungry. And meat is murder, so that narrows his options by a lot. Until now, at ...

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Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice

by Joshua Ploeg

Traveling chef Joshua Ploeg (Plague) of Behead the Prophet, No Lord Shall Live/Mukilteo Fairies/Ravenna's Secret Cafe ...

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In Search Of The Lost Taste

In Search Of The Lost Taste

by Joshua Ploeg

Joshua Ploeg's cooking blows my mind so much that a secret door opens in the back of my head and white doves, ...

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So Raw It's Downright Filthy

So Raw It's Downright Filthy

by Joshua Ploeg

Let us not understate the might and magic of Joshua Ploeg’s cooking. The dude’s meals sparkle in your mouth; ...

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Ten books for $20: Serious Spring Cleaning Superpack (April 17-25 only)

Ten books for $20: Serious Spring Cleaning Superpack (April 17-25 only)

by Joe Biel, Bill Brown, Kaycee Eckhardt, Anne Elizabeth Moore and 3 more

Construction continues here at Microcosm HQ. You helped us move a bunch of books out of the middle of the floor during ...

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This Ain't No Picnic: Your Punk Rock Vegan Cookbook

This Ain't No Picnic: Your Punk Rock Vegan Cookbook

by Dalton Blanco, Vice Cooler and Joshua Ploeg

This Ain't No Picnic is the first cookbook featuring creative and delicious recipes that match the quality and ...

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