It’s All About Food 2012

REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012

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With so many vegan cookbooks coming out all the time, there are so many to choose from. Here are our REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012. 1. Ramses Bravo, BRAVO! Health-Promoting Meals From The TrueNorth Kitchen This is my personal favorite because Ramses Bravo has created recipes that are not only delicious but so good for…

Best REAL Reads of 2012

It’s time for the Best Of 2012 IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD podcasts. There were 80 interviews this year with doctors, nutritionists, athletes, chefs and authors, all of them about food! I read a lot of books this year for my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD interviews. Below are my favorites. My next post will be about…

Interviews with Ellen Kamhi and Jon Krampner

12/18/2012: Part I: Ellen Kamhi Natural Nurse Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, The Natural Nurse® has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1973, when she directed a program in Ethnobotany at Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona. Dr. Kamhi attended Rutgers and Cornell Universities, sat on the Panel of Traditional Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, and…

Interviews with Chad Sarno and Fran Costigan 12/11/2012

12/11/2012: Part I: Chad Sarno Crazy Sexy Kitchen Chad Sarno is a chef, consultant, speaker, and committed plant activist. He has brought his unique culinary style to projects spanning public education at some of the world’s premier wellness retreats, and culinary expos to the launch of an international boutique restaurant chain from Istanbul to London.…

Interviews with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Freya Dinshah 12/4/2012

12/4/2012: Part 1: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau The 30 Day Vegan Challenge The award-winning author of five books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has guided people to becoming and staying vegan for over 12 years through sold-out cooking…

Interviews with Michelle McCabe and Noam Mohr

11/27/2012: Part I: Michelle McCabe Food Policy & Obesity Michelle McCabe is a Research Assistant at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. She works with Roberta Friedman, Director of Public Policy, to research and create policy briefs and maintain the Legislative Updates. Michelle advocates for a healthy school food environment…

Interviews with Anne Dinshah and Terry Hope Romero, 11/20/2012

11/20/2012: Part I: Anne Dinshah Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships Anne Dinshah is a lifetime vegan and author of Dating Vegans. Her other books include Healthy Hearty Helpings, The 4 Ingredient Vegan (co-author with Maribeth Abrams), and the newly released Apples, Bean Dip, and Carrot Cake: Kids! Teach Yourself to Cook (co-author with Freya Dinshah).…

Interviews with James Colquhoun and Courtney Meder

Part I: James Colquhoun, HUNGRY FOR CHANGE From the producers of the documentary films “Food Matters” James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch say that everyone on a diet ought to get “Hungry for Change” instead. Their first film, “Food Matters” has been seen by millions who have rediscovered their health with the core message of…

Interviews with Tom Regan and Ricki Heller 10/23/2012

10/23/2012: Part I: Tom Regan The Case for Animal Rights Thomas Howard Regan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1938. He is an American philosopher and author (professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University) who specializes in animal rights theory. Tom Regan wrote multiple books on the philosophy of animal rights.…

Interviews with Dr. Melanie Joy and Dr. William Davis 10/16/2012

10/16/2012: Part I: Melanie Joy Carnism Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is the founder and president of Carnism Awareness & Action Network (CAAN). Dr. Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, celebrated speaker, and the author of the award-winning primer on carnism Why We Love Dogs, Eat…

Interviews with John Robbins and Mark Reinfeld 10/9/2012

The song Caryn Hartglass talks about with Mark Reinfeld at the end of this program is Phidyle by Henri Duparc. It can be heard below. 10/9/2012: Part I: John Robbins No Happy Cows Groomed to follow in the footsteps of his father, John Robbins chose a different path for himself, becoming a social activist and…

Interviews with Maia Dowe and Jon Hinds 9/25/2012

9/25/2012: Part I: Maia Kobb Dowe Recovery From Autism Maia graduated from Russell Sage with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation she took a position at the New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian Hospital) where she worked in the Burn Trauma Unit / ICU becoming a Charge Nurse…

Interview with Robert Klitzman 9/18/2012

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9/18/2012: Robert L. Klitzman, MD Am I My Genes? Robert L. Klitzman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University. He co-founded and for five years co-directed the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and is the Director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV…

Talia Fuhrman and Miyoko Schinner

Episode #166 Part I: Talia Fuhrman, Healthy Eating: Fun, Delicious, Easy Talia Fuhrman, daughter of author Joel Fuhrman M.D., has a degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She is on a mission to help people understand that eating healthfully can be fun, delicious, and easy. A lover of cooking and journalism, she understands that…

Interviews with Del Sroufe and Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni

Episode #165 9/4/2012: Part I: Del Sroufe Forks Over Knives Cookbook Plant-based chefs are no longer a novelty – there are lots of people who have learned to make fabulous vegan dishes – and many are so good that most people don’t notice that the food is prepared differently. The problem is that many of…

Interviews with Brian Clement, Zel Allen and Greg Singer

Episode #164 8/29/2012: Part I: Brian Clemente Food is Medicine Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D. is director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, the world’s first and fore-most residential complementary health care facility. The institute was founded in Boston a half a century ago and relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1986. As director, Clement…

Interviews with John Schlimm and Jenny Brown 8/22/2012

Episode #163 8/22/2012: Part I John Schlimm Grilling Vegan Style John Schlimm, a member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, is the international award-winning author of several books, including The Tipsy Vegan and The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard and lives in Pennsylvania. LISTEN…

Interview with Julie Guthman 8/15/2012

Episode #162 8/15/2012: Julie Guthman Weighing In, Obesity, Food Justice and the Limits of Capitalism Julie Guthman (Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has written extensively on contemporary activist efforts to transform the way food is produced,…

Interviews with Nava Atlas and Alan Goldhamer 8/8/2012

Episode #161 8/8/2012: Part I Nava Atlas Wild About Greens Nava Atlas is the author and illustrator of many books on vegetarian cooking, most recently Vegan Express, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, and The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. The Vegan Holiday Kitchen will be published in the fall of…

Interview with Susan Prolman 8/1/2012

Episode #160 8/1/2012: Susan Prolman Sustainable Agriculture Susan Prolman, Executive Director of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, guides the organizational development and implementation of NSAC’s strategic vision. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the DC Bar. She has advocated for a more sustainable approach to agriculture for a…

Interviews with Christy Morgan and Rich Roll 7/25/2012

Episode #159 7/25/2012: Part I: Christy Morgan Blissful Bites A vegan macrobiotic chef, Morgan offers environmentally-conscious eaters a variety of easy, palate-pleasing, healthy, and environmentally-friendly recipes in her cookbook, Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals that Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet. Also known as

Interviews with Jay Rosengarten and Dara Lovitz

Episode #158 7/18/2012: Part I: Jay Rosengarten EVOO Jay is the President of Olisur Inc. He is responsible for the marketing and distribution of the companies extra virgin olive oil in the US and Canada. He is the founder and President of The Rosengarten Group. He has over 35 years of hands-on management experience in…

Interviews with Gary Steiner and Sue Coe, 6/21/2012

Episode #157 6/20/2012: Part I: Gary Steiner Animal Rights and The Vegan Imperative Gary Steiner is John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. He is the author of Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism, Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy and Animals…

Interviews with Will Tuttle and Victoria Moran

Episode #156 6/13/2012: Part I: Will Tuttle World Peace Diet Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion. Dr. Tuttle presents about 150 events yearly at conferences, retreats, and progressive churches and centers throughout North America. A former Zen monk with…

Interviews with Linda Riebel and Roberto Martin

Episode# 155 6/6/2012: Part I: Linda Riebel The Green Foodprint Linda Riebel, is a psychologist and environmental educator. At Saybrook University in San Francisco, where she has been on the faculty since 1993, she helped create the sustainability program. A graduate of Wellesley College, she is a member of the American Society of Journalists and…

Interviews with Jim VanDerPol and Jason Das

5/30/2012: Part I: Jim VanDerPol Conversations with the Land Jim VanDerPol farms and writes in a western Minnesota world very different from the one in which he was raised in the 1950s and 1960s. The small, diversified farms and tight-knit communities of his youth have been replaced by town jobs and gigantic equipment operating on…

Interviews with Rae Sikora, JC Corcoran and Dreena Burton

Part I: JC Corcoran, Rae Sikora, Plant Peace Daily Jim (JC) Corcoran co-founded and served as president of VegMichigan, the state’s largest vegetarian organization, for seven years. He is a retired fire captain/paramedic/training officer, has a BS in Emergency Medicine and is certified in the Living Foods Lifestyle. Jim also is a certified fitness instructor…

Interviews with Ruby Roth and Aaron Bobrow-Strain

5/16/2012: Part I: Ruby Roth Vegan Is Love Ruby Roth is an artist, designer, and writer living in Los Angeles. A vegan since 2003, she was teaching art in an after-school program when the children’s interest in healthy foods and veganism first inspired her to write her first acclaimed book “That’s Why We Don’t Eat…

Interviews with Amber Shea Crawley and Ryan Andrews

4/25/2012: Part I: Amber Shea Crawley Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make Amber Shea Crawley is a linguist, chef, and author specializing in healthful vegan and raw food. Known for her flexible recipes and friendly voice, she was classically trained in the art of gourmet living cuisine at the world-renowned Matthew Kenney Academy,…

Interview with Peter Seidel 4/18/2012

4/18/2012: Peter Seidel Invisible Walls: Why We Ignore the Damage We Inflict on the Planet and Ourselves Before obtaining a MS in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology as a student of architect Mies van der Rohe and planner Ludwig Hilberseimer, Seidel worked as a farmhand, factory worker, Alaska salmon fisherman, and carpenter. In 1957,…

Interviews with Jennifer Cockrall-King, Erica Meier and Alejandro Junger, MD

4/11/2012: Part I: Jennifer Cockrall-King Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution. Jennifer Cockrall-King (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a freelance journalist and food writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, National Post, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, and other major publications. She blogs about food and her research trips at foodgirl.ca.…

Interviews with Atina Diffley and Karen Le Billon

4/4/2012: Part I: Atina Diffley Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Atina Diffley is an organic vegetable farmer who now educates consumers, farmers, and policymakers about organic farming through the consulting business Organic Farming Works LLC, owned by her and her husband, Martin. From 1973 through 2007, the Diffleys owned and operated Gardens of…

Caryn Ginsberg, Animal Impact

Caryn Ginsberg, Animal Impact\ After a corporate career that included senior positions in strategy and marketing, Caryn Ginsberg co-founded Priority Ventures Group which has helped businesses and nonprofits achieve better outcomes for over 16 years. Caryn brings over 20 years experience with clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to leading nonprofits and smaller organizations to…

Celebrating The 3rd Anniversary of IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD!

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On this show I celebrate 3 years of hosting the weekly IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD program with the Progressive Radio Network. I started on March 25, 2009. Since that time I have hosted 145 shows, interviewing 155 unique guests. I am so grateful for this experience, I have learned a great deal and have been…

Interviews with Kim Barnouin and Amie Hamlin

LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST.  Listen to: PART I WITH KIM BARNOUIN Listen to: PART II WITH AMIE HAMLIN 3/14/2012: Part I: Kim Barnouin Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps She is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Skinny Bitch, and Skinny Bitch in the Kitch,…

Interview with Eric Weltman

3/7/2012: Eric Weltman Food And Water Watch Eric Weltman is Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York. He has over 20 years of experience leading social justice campaigns and building progressive power. Eric has helped direct ground-breaking coalitions, organize high-visibility media events, write influential publications, and manage successful initiatives to pass legislation,…

Interviews with Donna Michelle Beaudoin and Doron Petersan

2/29/2012: Part I: Donna Beaudoin Sister Vegetarian Donna Michelle Beaudoin is an Author and Motivator who inspires and puts the burning passion in you to lead a healthy, drama-free lifestyle as a vegetarian or vegan. She is the author of Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living. She is a 45 yr…

Interviews with Barbara Gates and Milton Mills, MD

2/22/2012: Part I: Barbara Gates Lean & Green Kids Barbara Cole-Gates is the Director of Lean & Green Kids. She is the mother of two smart and spirited teens, Jack and Lucy. She earned her BFA from San Diego State University in drama/acting, and now and again works as a professional actress in Southern California…

2/15/2012 Interview with Molly Phemister

2/15/2012: Molly Phemister Eatcology Molly Phemister is the founder of eatcology.com, a blog focused on the nexus of ecology, design, and community food systems. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, as well as a Master of Education and a BA in Art. She is a published author, most notably…

Interviews with Priscilla Feral and Nick Brannigan

2/8/2012: Part I: Priscilla Feral Friends Of Animals Priscilla Feral is the Friends of Animal President, who works out of FoA’s International Headquarters in Darien, Connecticut. 2/8/2012: Part II: Nick Branningan Genetically Modified Food Nick Brannigan is the author of I’m Eating WHAT?!?: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food and 10 Real World Solutions…

2/1/2012 Interview with Dawn Moncrief

2/1/2012: Dawn Moncrief A Well-Fed World A Well-Fed World Founding Director / Board Director – Dawn Moncrief has been a social justice advocate (for people and animals) since the mid-90′s. She has two master’s degrees from The George Washington University: one in International Relations, the other in Women’s Studies, both focusing on economic development. Her…

1/25/2012 Interviews with Hannah Kaminsky and Alan Roettinger

1/25/2012: Part I: Hannah Kaminsky Sweet Vegan Hannah Kaminsky began playing in the kitchen at a very young age, encouraged by her drive to create accessible and delicious animal-free eats. By her senior year of high school, she was already busy working on her first cookbook, a vegan dessert book titled My Sweet Vegan. Now…

1/4/2012 Interview with Shira Lane

1/4/2011: Shira Lane The Milk Documentary Shira Lane: born in Israel, raised in Australia and returned to Israel to serve the Israeli Army. In 2001 Lane graduated from Entertainment and Performing Arts School, Beit-Zvi. In 2002 her television career launched with Israeli TV Drama series ‘Tipol Nimratz’. When the TV show run ended, Lane sought…