It’s All About Food 2011

12/28/2011 Interviews with Laura Theodore and Latham Thomas

12/28/2011: Part I: Laura Theodore The Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore is a radio host, television personality, and award-winning jazz singer and songwriter. She currently hosts the Jazzy Vegetarian cooking show on public television and Jazzy Vegetarian Radio, a talk and music show focusing on easy-to-prepare, plant-based recipes, earth-friendly entertaining tips, celebrity interviews, and upbeat music.…

Michele Simon, Eat Drink Politics

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Michele Simon, Eat Drink Politics Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. She is president of Eat Drink Politics, an industry watchdog consulting firm. Michele Simon…

12/14/2011 Interviews with Nava Atlas and Bryanna Clark Grogan

12/14/2011: Part 1 – Nava Atlas Vegan Holiday Kitchen Have yourself a happy vegan holiday! This exciting, inviting cookbook by veteran author Nava Atlas brilliantly fills the biggest gap in the vegan repertoire with more than 200 delectable, completely doable recipes for every festive occasion. Atlas, one of the most respected names in vegetarian and…

Interviews with Laurie Sadowski and Betsy DiJulio

Part 1 – Laurie Sadowski, Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread Laurie Sadowski is a certified personal trainer and nutrition and wellness specialist, food writer, and musicologist. She spends her time spreading awareness about balanced living, cooking, and baking, and continuing her research in modern music and art.     Part 2 – Betsy DiJulio, The Blooming…

11/23/11 Interview with Richard Oppenlander

11/23/2011: Dr. Richard Oppenlander COMFORTABLY UNAWARE Author of “Comfortably Unaware: Global Depletion and Food Choice Responsibility,” Dr. Oppenlander is a sustainability and wellness advocate, writer, and speaker committed to improving the health of our planet. Through literary work or in person, he brings an eclectic combination of experiences regarding this topic spanning the past 40…

Interviews with Dr. Michael Greger

  LISTEN TO THE LATEST INTERVIEW FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2011 with Dr. Michael Greger     LISTEN TO THE EARLIER JULY 22, 2009 INTERVIEW with Dr. Michael Greger   11/16/2011: Dr. Michael Greger Vegan MD Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues.…

11/9/2011 Interviews with Ken Babal and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

11/9/2011: Part I: Ken Babal, CN Mushrooms for Health and Longevity Ken Babal is a licensed clinical nutritionist with over 25 years experience. He is a consultant to the natural food and supplement industry and a former instructor for Southern California School of Culinary Arts. Ken Babal has written over 100 articles that have appeared…

Deborah Merlin and Brenda A. Morris

PART I: Deborah Merlin, VICTORY OVER ADHD Deborah Merlin’s mission was to become an advocate for her special needs twins. Medical professionals only offered drugs. She sought alternative methods, did extensive ADHD and other health-related research, and kept impeccable records. In 1993, she co-chaired the Westside Cities Council to help promote Public Law 99457, part…

10/19/2011 Interview with Dr. Hans Diehl

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW   Chosen as “One of America’s 20 Super-Heroes of the Health Movement,” Dr. Hans Diehl directs the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda and lectures at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Rockford and at the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. Offering…

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat To Live

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Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board–certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. As one of the country’s leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, Today,…

10/5/2011 Tracye McQuirter and Marisa Miller Wolfson

10/5/2011: Part I -Tracy McQuirter, By Any Greens Necessary. A vegan trailblazer, public health nutrition expert, speaker, and author, Tracye McQuirter, M.P.H., is passionate about inspiring people to live healthier, happier lives. Her best-selling book is titled By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose…

Ellen Jaffe Jones and Gene Stone

Part I – Ellen Jaffe Jones, Eat Vegan On $4 A Day Ellen Jaffe Jones is a cooking instructor with The Cancer Project, a program of the prestigious Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She spent eighteen years in TV news as an investigative reporter, morning anchor, and producer for network affiliates around the country, winning…

Bart Potenza and Joy Pierson, and Jesse Boss

Part I – Bart Potenza and Joy Pierson, The Healthy Candles Since 1988, Bart Potenza and his partner Joy Pierson have created three successful vegetarian dining establishments. Candle Cafe was the first restaurant to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association and both restaurants are at the forefront of campaigns to green the restaurant industry.…

9/7/2011 Interviews with Demetria Clark and Karyn Calabrese

  09/7/2011: Part I – Demetria Clark, Herbal Healing For Children Demetria Clark started learning about herbal healing at a very young age from friends and mentors she had during her youth and in childhood. She has formally studied and apprenticed with Rosemary Gladstar (in beginner and advanced trainings), apprenticed with Jane Smolnik, studied the…

Barry Estabrook, Karen Giblin and Mache Seibel

Part I – Barry Estabrook, Tomatoland Stints working on a dairy farm and a commercial fishing boat as a young man convinced Barry Estabrook that writing about how food was produced was a hell of a lot easier than actually producing it. He lives on a 30-acre tract in Vermont where he gardens, tends a…

8/24/2011 Interview with Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

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Jack Norris is a Registered Dietitian and President of Vegan Outreach. Jack won VegNews magazine’s Columnist of the Year award for 2003 and 2004. He writes a nutrition blog at JackNorrisRD.com. He is the author of Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It? and maintains www.VeganHealth.org. He co-founded Vegan Outreach in 1993. Vegan Outreach produces Why…

8/17/2011 Interviews with Mia McDonald and Lois Dieterly

  08/17/2011: Part I: Mia McDonald Executive Director, Brighter Green Based in New York, Brighter Green is directed by Mia MacDonald, a public policy analyst and writer who has worked as a consultant to a range of international non-governmental organizations—including the Ford Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Green Belt Movement, the Sierra Club, and…

Interview with Bruce Friedrich, 8/10/2011

Bruce Friedrich is senior director for strategic initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Bruce has previously worked as a public school teacher in inner city Baltimore, as vice president for policy at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and at a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in inner city…

Zoe Weil, Humane Education

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). A humane educator since 1985, Zoe has been giving people the tools to make humane and sustainable choices and solve entrenched challenges through her classes, workshops, and training programs. She created the first humane education certificate program and Master of Education…

Hope Bohanec, Eco-Eating

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Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years. She is the Grassroots Campaigns Director for the international animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals www.idausa.org. Hope was the Sonoma County Coordinator for Proposition 2 and soon after that victory, founded Farm Animal Protection Project www.farmanimalprotection.org. Hope offers an…

7/20/2011 Interviews with Kelly Rudnicki and Juliette West

  Kelly Rudnicki is the creator of the blog foodallergymama.com. The mother of five small children, Rudnicki lives in suburban Chicago and spends much of her time promoting food allergy awareness. She has also worked as a television news producer and in corporate public relations. Vegan Baking Classics is her second book. Vegan Baking Classics…

George Black & David Stowell, Veganopolis

David Stowell and George Black are professional vegan chefs with a twenty-two-year-long commitment to creating accessible, cruelty-free cuisine for all. After starting out in 2003 with a small delivery cart, they ran the popular Veganopolis Cafeteria from 2005 to 2008, and developed a huge international following for their delicious, no-nonsense, versatile vegan cooking. (Their Veganopolis…

Ayindé Howell, i eat grass

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I am always thrilled to meet adults who have been vegan since birth – there are not many, although this is changing. Ayindé Howell is one and he is bright and articulate. I have not had the opportunity sample any of his culinary creations yet but talking about the jerk tofu sandwich had my mouth…

Interview with Linda Watson, 6/29/2011

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I really enjoy talking with people who love what I love. I discovered I have a lot in common with Linda Watson, author of the new book, Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—all on $5 a Day or Less. She loves her beans like I do, organic whole foods…

Jill Nussinow, Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment

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Jill Nussinow, Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment Jill Nussinow, a.k.a. The Veggie Queen TM, is a Registered Dietitian who has been teaching vegetarian cooking at Santa Rosa Junior College, in Sonoma County and throughout the country since 1985. Her award-winning cookbook, The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment, was published in 2005. Her first…

Interview 6/15/2011 with Sandra Steingraber

An internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is the author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, a new edition of which was just published by Merloyd Lawrence Books/Da Capo Press. It has been adapted into a feature-length documentary film by The…

Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet, revisited for 2011

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Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion. He is the author of The World Peace Diet which has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth…

Interview 6/1/2011 with Neal Shartar

Neal Shartar is the Director of Food Services at New Hampton School (NHS) and uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in his food. This is not your typical high school cafeteria fare. Neil prides himself in serving only the best to his students and faculty: fair trade organic fruits and vegetables; gluten free and…

Interview 5/18/2011 with Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association

Ronnie Cummins is founder and Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit, U.S. based network of 850,000 consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and sustainability that…

Natural Vegan Kitchen with Christine Waltermyer

Part I: Natural Vegan Kitchen with Christine Waltermyer Christine Waltermyer is the founder and director of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School, offering Chef’s Training Programs, personal chef service and in-home cooking classes in Princeton, NJ and Manhattan. With over a decade of experience in the field of natural cooking, Christine is a masterful chef and…

Chef Chat Mingkwan, Asian Fusion

Chat Mingkwan grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. He has apprenticed in provincial French cuisine at La Cagouille in Rayon, France, traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, and worked in restaurants in the San Francisco area. Currently Chat runs Unusual Touch, a business specializing in catering, food consulting, and restaurant design, Thai cooking classes, and culinary expeditions…

Interview with Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Campbell and Brian Wendel

Forks Over Knives with Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Campbell and Brian Wendel FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces…

Steve Meyerowitz, Sprouts the Miracle Foods

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Steve was pronounced “Sproutman” by Vegetarian Times Magazine in a 1979 feature article that explored the why’s and wherefores of his 100% sprout diet. While over 2 decades time, most diets change, Steve is still a big “believer” in healthy diet and lifestyle. Steve got interested in natural foods after a 20 year effort to…

Joe Cross, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

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Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur and investor who invests in early stage high potential growth companies. Most recently, Joe founded Reboot Your Life, a lifestyle brand that provides information, tools, media and entertainment, consumer products and community support that encourage people to consume more fruits and vegetables in order to improve their health and…

Marion Nestle, Food Matters

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Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in…

Sarah Gross and Nira Paliwoda, NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival with Sarah Gross and Nira Paliwoda Sarah Gross, founder of the charitable vegan chocolate company Rescue Chocolate teamed up with Nira Paliwoda, fellow foodie and event planner, to create the premiere NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living…

Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Appetite for Reduction

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Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s latest cookbook is Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes. Her previous titles include Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, Vegan Brunch, and Vegan with a Vengeance. She lives in Omaha, NE. Visit her recently re-launched website, The Post Punk Kitchen, at…

Phil Howard, Community, Food and Agriculture

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Dr. Howard teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture, as well as a graduate course in Research Methods as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the ‘food system.’ The food system involves all of the steps required to produce food and get it to our plates–from farming…

Interview with David Kirby, Animal Factory, 3/6/2011

David Kirby has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post since its founding in 2005, has been a professional journalist for over 15 years. Kirby has also written for a number of national magazines. In addition, Kirby was a foreign correspondent in Mexico and Central America from 1986-1990, where he covered the wars in…

Robert Cheeke, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness

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Robert Cheeke uses the platform of bodybuilding to communicate the message of meat-free, steroid-free health, fun and fitness. One of the nicest people you will ever meet, Robert is the epitome of a lean, clean, meat-free machine. His new book, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness, and his website, www.veganbodybuilding.com provide information and inspiration on achieving your…

Interview with Gary Francione, 2/16/2011

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Gary Francione is Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University. He has been teaching animal rights and the law for 25 years has lectured on the topic throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including serving as a member of the Guest Faculty of the Universidad…

Rynn Berry, Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Diets – the history

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Rynn Berry, Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Diets – the history Rynn Berry specializes in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective. He is the author of six books on vegetarianism: The New Vegetarians, Famous Vegetarians, Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism and the World’s Religions, Hitler: Neither Vegetarian Nor Animal Lover, and The Vegan Guide…

David Burton and David Lawrence Dewey, Deadly Food Additives

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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…

Sharon Nazarian, Big City Vegan

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Sharon Nazarian founded Big City Vegan in 2006. A former financial advisor and jewelry designer, Sharon loves fashion (her DVR is full of What Not to Wear episodes), vegan food and experimentations in the kitchen (some successful, some not so much – we’ll only share the successful ones), dancing, pop culture and healthy and compassionate…

Marc Bekoff, Animal Manifesto

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Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has won many awards for his scientific research including the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Marc has written more…

Jennifer Cornbleet, Raw for Dessert

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Jennifer Cornbleet is a nationally recognized raw food chef and instructor. She is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker dedicated to making the world of raw fod an easy and accessible addition to 21st Century kitchens. Jennifer’s enthusiasm for the culinary arts began at an early age and her preference for the flavors of pure,…