It’s All About Food 2010

Joseph Keon, Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk

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Joseph Keon, PhD, has been a wellness consultant and nutrition and fitness expert for over twenty-five years. He is considered a leading authority on public health and has written three books, Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health, Whole Health: The Guide to Wellness of Body and Mind and The Truth About…

David Burton, InGREEDIENTS

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Raised in the sticks of Southeastern Connecticut, David has always been amazed by the human body and how it functions. Burton received his Associates of Science degree in Nursing in 2005 and has since been working as a registered nurse in the hospital setting on medical, surgical, cardiac, and intensive care units. For 2 years…

Robin Robertson, Vegan Unplugged

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Robin Robertson is a food writer and author of 19 cookbooks. She has worked with food for over 25 years as a restaurant chef, caterer, and cooking teacher. She is a regular columnist for VegNews Magazine and has also written for Vegetarian Times, Cooking Light, Better Nutrition, and Health Naturally, among many others. Her cookbooks…

Cathe Olson, Lick It!

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Cathe Olson is the author of several natural foods cookbooks. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Mothering, Natural Awakenings, Vegetarian Voice, and VegFamily Magazines. Cathe is also the Library Media Technician in charge of an elementary school library. She directed the Central Coast Writers’ Conference for four years and has served…

Fran Costigan, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally

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Fran Costigan is a nationally recognized culinary instructor, author, consultant, recipe developer and innovative pastry chef who marries healthy eating with sumptuous tastes. Fran’s new book, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally , offers a complete course in exceptional desserts that are vegan by design, not by taste! Fran’s recipes use organic minimally processed…

Kathy Stevens, Catskill Animal Sanctuary

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Kathy Stevens, Founder and Director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, spent her childhood on a Virginia horse farm. It was in many ways an idyllic youth, one that instilled in her a deep love of and respect for all animals. Kathy left the south for graduate school in Boston, MA, where she spent eleven years as…

Noam Mohr, Climate Change

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Noam Mohr is a physicist at Queens College with degrees from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked on global warming campaigns for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and EarthSave International, publishing a number of reports on climate change including A New Global Warming Strategy, Flirting with Disaster, Pumping Up the…

Jenny Brown, Woodstock Animal Sanctuary

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Founders Jenny Brown and Doug Abel moved to Woodstock as full-time residents in May 2004. Doug is a film editor and Jenny previously worked as a producer, director and post-production supervisor. They met while working for the filmmaker Errol Morris in Boston, while Doug played a key role in editing the Academy Award award-winning documentary…

Debbie Merrill, Raw Foods On The Roll: Getting America Healthy

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Debbie Merrill is making a name for herself as the Rolling Raw Vegan Guru. As host of her own popular TV show along with her diet program called Raw Foods On The Roll: Getting America Healthy she is teaching people how to “eat less and live more” everyday and for the rest of their lives.…

Brian and Jodi Calvi, Farm of Life

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Husband and wife team Brian and Jody Calvi, are health enthusiasts. Their respective histories with disease and long fights for recovery inspired them to open Farm of Life. They are grateful for the healing journey they’ve experienced, and feel their higher purpose is to give back to others in need. Brian and Jody assist guests,…

Jim May, Stevia and Yerba Maté

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James A. May is the founder, President and CEO of Wisdom Natural Brand, producer of SweetLeaf brand products and Wisdom of the Ancients herbal teas. Originally learning from the natives of Paraguay, he is now a recognized authority on several South American herbs. Jim introduced stevia, Yerba Maté and other health-conscious herbal products to the…

John Joseph, Meat is for Pussies

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His early life was tumultuous, but changing how he thought about food saved him from the same early death many of his peers faced. Today, almost 30 years since first swearing off meat, John is training for an Ironman Triathlon, rocking insane mosh pits with the Cro-Mags, and hitting the gym every day. Needless to…

Maribeth Abrams, The 4-Ingredient Vegan

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Maribeth Abrams is a nutritionist, cooking instructor, public speaker, corporate chef for Vitasoy USA and spokesperson for the North American Vegetarian Society. Known for her enthusiastic demeanor, Maribeth has appeared on radio and television discussing food and nutrition, hosts the cooking DVD Tofu 1-2-3 with Olympic athlete Carl Lewis, and is the author of the…

Steve Brill, Foraging with the “Wildman”

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Leading American foraging expert “Wildman” Steve Brill has been guiding foraging tours in an d around New York City since 1982, both for the city and independently, but he’s best known for having been arrested and handcuffed by undercover park rangers for eating dandelion in Central Park. He also lectures for schools and youth programs,…

Neal Barnard, The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

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Neal Barnard, M.D., is a physician, clinical reseacher, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University of Medicine and principal investigator of a major study on diet and type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of numerous books and has hosted a popular public television program…

Brian Delaney, Calorie Restriction

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Brian M. Delaney is the president of the Calorie Restriction Society International and has studied the CR diet for more than eighteen years.. He lives in New York City and Stockholm.

Alan Roettinger, Speed Vegan

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Alan Roettinger has been a private chef for over 28 years, serving a broad spectrum of high-profile clients, from entertainers to presidents. A world traveler, he absorbed elements from many cuisines to synthesize a unique, creative, personal style. Alan’s first cookbook, Omega-3 Cuisine, showcases his ability to bring health and flavor together, offering a wide…

Mark Reinfeld, Taste of Asia

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Mark Reinfeld is founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus restaurant. His Vegan Fusion World Cuisine won a Gourmand Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA. He lives in Kaua’i, Hawaii. TRANSCRIPTION: Caryn Hartglass: Hi there, I’m Caryn Hartglass and you’re listening to It’s All About Food. Good to be back, I was gone…

Mike Gilliland, Sunflower Farmers Markets

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Mike Gilliland has been involved in the natural and organic food business for 24 years. He co-founded Wild Oats Markets and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 2001, growing the company from a single store in Boulder, Colorado to a billion dollar publicly-traded enterprise with 115 stores throughout the US and Canada.…

John Robbins, The New Good Life

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John Robbins is the author of THE NEW GOOD LIFE: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less. He is also author of the international bestseller DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth, THE FOOD REVOLUTION: How Your Diet Can Help…

Terry Hope Romero, Viva Vegan!

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Terry Hope Romero is co-author of bestselling books Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. Her first solo cookbook of Viva Vegan! came out in spring 2010. She contributes to VegNews‘s “Hot Urban Eats” column and has hosted the public access/podcast vegan cooking show the Post Punk Kitchen.…

Ani Phyo, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen

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Ani Phyo is the host of the award winning most popular uncooking show on YouTube, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Show, and is the author of internationally acclaimed best-seller Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable, Living Food Recipes. Ani inspires global audiences with her fast, easy, delicious, healthy recipes and eco green lifestyle.

Moby, Gristle

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Moby was born in New York City, but grew up in Connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. he released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991(listed as one of rolling stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. his own records have sold over 20,000,000…

Steve Blake, Natural Health Tips from Dr. Steve

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Steve Blake has a doctorate in holistic health, a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, a master’s degree in herbology, and numerous massage certifications. He is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. He was the founder and director of the Maui Holistic Health Center. He was the speaker on the popular radio series, “Natural Health…

Rhio, Hooked on Raw

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Rhio, a leading proponent of the raw/living foods lifestyle, through her lectures, radio shows and website provides information about health-related issues and raw and living foods. Rhio is also the author of Hooked on Raw, a comprehensive 358-page book on the raw/live food lifestyle. It has 32 chapters, half of which feature 350 gourmet, live…

Tal Ronnen, The Conscious Cook

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Chef Tal Ronnen is one of the most celebrated vegan chefs working today. In the spring of 2008, he became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan meals for Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day vegan cleanse. He has since catapulted to fame, catering Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s vegan wedding, Arianna Huffington’s party at the…

William Harris, The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism

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William Harris, M.D., an E.R. physician, hang glider, sailplane pilot, parachute jumper, and former Big Ten Trampoline Champion, says his toughest challenges come from battling the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other dominant forces working against America’s good health. In 1998, he wrote The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism and sent it to every member…

Vesanto Melina, Becoming Raw

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Vesanto Melina is an internationally known nutrition consultant and speaker, academic instructor and writer, and has worked with groups and organizations listed below. She has been based in Vancouver B.C. and in Seattle Washington and has taught nutrition on the faculty of the University of British Columbia and at Seattle’s Bastyr University. Speaking engagements and…

Michael Klaper, Nutrition Education and Research

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Dr. Klaper is a physician with training in surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics, emergency room medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Klaper is the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research and has performed research on the pros and cons of vegan nutrition and other dietary styles of health enthusiasts. He also is a member of…

Laura Dakin, Alan Roettinger

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Sea Shepherd’s Laura Dakin and Speed Vegan author, Alan Roettinger The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship the Steve Irwin was docked at Chelsea Pier in Manhattan for a few days. Caryn spoke with Laura Dakin, the current head cook for the Steve Irwin about the organization and what they do and what kind of vegan…

Sarah Gross, Rescue Chocolate

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Sarah Gross has always shared her home with dogs and has felt a lifelong empathy for animals. Research about the horrendous conditions on factory farms led her to become a vegetarian and then a vegan while still in middle school. Throughout high school, she volunteered at her local animal shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana. For 3…

A. Breeze Harper, Sistah Vegan

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As a Ph.D. Student in geography at the University of California, Davis, Breeze Harper explores how Critical Race, Postcolonial, and Feminist theories, can be employed as analytical tools within Critical Food Geographies. She engages mostly in qualitative research and believes that this is a useful complement to much of the statistical information about health in…

Brenda Davis, The Raw Revolution

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Brenda Davis, registered dietitian and nutritionist, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. She is currently on a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda spent 8 months in Majuro in 2006…

Robert Goodland, Livestock and Climate Change

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Robert Goodland retired as lead environmental advisor at the World Bank Group after serving for 23 years where he was nicknamed “The Conscience of the World Bank”. In 2008 he was awarded the first Coolidge Memorial Medal by the IUCN for outstanding contributions to environmental conservation. He is the co-author of Amazon Jungle-Green Hell to…

Charlotte Gerson, The Gerson Therapy

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Charlotte Gerson founded The Gerson Institute in 1977. It is a non-profit organization located in San Diego, California, dedicated to the alternative, non-toxic treatment of disease, using the Gerson Therapy. The Gerson Therapy is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920’s that uses organic foods, juicing, coffee enemas, detoxification and…

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study

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T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study was trained at Cornell (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology and spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his…