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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Pinky Cole is gracing the cover of Essence Magazine this month!

 Pinky Cole is gracing the cover of Essence Magazine this month! 

The gorgeous cover photo and article was just released and include famed entrepreneur Derrick Hayes who is in a relationship with Pinky and is the father of her baby! 

Pinky is the visionary and CEO behind the Slutty Vegan restaurant empire who also just announced her upcoming cookbook Eat Plants, B*tch via Simon & Schuster imprint 13A of GALLERY Books Group. She is changing the world with her vegan comfort food, philanthropy & activism as profiled on CNNBon AppetiteForbesNational NBC NewsTamron HallEssence & more. The cookbook features 91 vegan recipes from Cole herself, including Jamaican dishes from her childhood, tapas and small plates created to celebrate and invoke joy, and Cole’s signature southern comfort food.

Dedicated to reinventing vegan food culture, Slutty Vegan crave-worthy, indulgent menus, and joyful customer interactions draw locals and visitors to eagerly wait in now-infamous lines down the block for vegan burgers and more. Sluttified fans include celebrities Snoop DoggJustin TimberlakeJermaine DupriTaraji P. HensonTyler PerryTiffany HaddishQueen Latifah, and many more. Her new cookbook is available for pre-order now and will be available for purchase at bookstores across the country Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

From Avocado Egg Rolls to Cole’s Black Pea Cauliflower Po'Boy or Oyster Mushroom Parm and everything in between, the book is chock full of delicious recipes aimed to please dedicated vegans, flexitarians, and carnivores alike. In addition to Cole’s insights, she has recruited fellow vegan chefs, influencers, and entrepreneurs to share their favorite recipes, advice on running a business, and takes on veganism.  

Pinky (who is also a new mom) has taken over Shake Shacks with an exclusive "SluttyShack" burger, launched PETA's Push for Food Justiceprovided life insurance policies to 25,000 Black men, paid rent for local businesses, and paid the tuition of 30 Clark Atlanta students. Pinky also purchased a car and life insurance for the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was slain by police outside an Atlanta fast-food restaurant. She is the founder of the Pinky Cole Foundation, which provides a roadmap for black economic progress achieved by creatively leveraging economic opportunities, successful risk-taking, and innovation.

Serial Entrepreneur, Brand Strategist, and Veteran Television Producer, Pinky pours all her love, experience, and talent into a recipe for success. When restaurants were closing, Slutty Vegan opened two locations with socially distanced lines down the block. Just two years old, its revenues grew to $4 million within the first six months of its grand opening.

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