It’s All About Food

Vanita Rahman, MD, Simply Plant-Based

Part I: Vanita Rahman, MD, Simply Plant-Based Vanita Rahman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and completed her internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center. Prior to joining the…

Olivier Mankondo, The Transformation

  Part I: Olivier Mankondo, The Transformation Olivier Mankondo is a speaker, author, weight loss and wellness coach with a passion for self-help books. He empowers people with the knowledge of a plant-based nutrition so they can make good dietary and lifestyle choices. Throughout his talks, he has been able to inspire and change a…

Desirèe Marzan, Veganic Wanderings

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Desirèe Marzan, Veganic Wanderings Desirèe Marzan is a veganic subsistence farmer working for Will Bonsall, the Director of the Scatterseed Project on his farm, Khadighar in Industry, ME. She is a Nuyorican from Jackson Heights, Queens whose journey is to bring back self-reliance in the form of subsistence growing to New York City. Her focus…

Vicki Hird, Rebugging the Planet, The Remarkable Things that Insects (and Other Invertebrates) Do – And Why We Need to Love Them More

    Vicki Hird, Rebugging the Planet, The Remarkable Things that Insects (and Other Invertebrates) Do – And Why We Need to Love Them More Vicki Hird is Head of the Sustainable Farming Campaign for Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming, and she also runs an independent consultancy. An experienced and award-winning environmental…

Hartglass & De Mattei: After the Storm

Hartglass & De Mattei, After the Storm Hartglass & De Mattei discuss the weather and global warming, the Jewish New Year, Labor Day, the premier of the film Eating Our Way to Extinction, NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams, the US Open, Shishito Peppers and they share some new recipes.   Links mentioned in the program:…

Hartglass & De Mattei: Cross Country Road Trip Report

cross country road trip report

Hartglass & De Mattei Hartglass & De Mattei are back from their cross country road trip. They share their thoughts on the UN Climate Change Report; global warming and animal agriculture; GMO corn being grown across the nation for animal feed, oil, sweeteners and fuel; being uplifting to those who talk about their ailments and…

Linnea Ryshke, Kindling

Linnea Ryshke, Kindling Linnea Ryshke was born in Los Angeles, CA and received her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis, and her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. She creates paintings, drawings, artist books, and poetry that seek to restore the value of nonhuman animals as kindred beings worthy of our…

Hartglass & De Mattei, REAL Food for Thought

  Hartglass & De Mattei, REAL Food for Thought Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei give a summary of all the important reasons to eat a whole food vegan diet and ponder on why people don’t support this lifestyle. They discuss how our thoughts can nourish or poison our emotional and physical well-being.    …

Hartglass & De Mattei, Good Food Karma

  Hartglass & De Mattei, Good Food Karma Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei take sides discussing the motivation behind activism. They review the restaurants they visited over the Independence Day Weekend in the Bay Area and they discover more reasons to love Green Juice.   Links mentioned in the program: Dharma’s Good Karma, Artisan…

Hartglass & De Mattei, Here’s to Vegans Who Lunch

    Hartglass & De Mattei, Here’s to Vegans Who Lunch In this program Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei cover a wide range of subjects: farm animal laws; commodity animals; goats used in fire prevention; listener emails; veganic agriculture; Independence Day foods and fireworks; excuses to not go vegan; illnesses and fiber.    …

Hartglass & De Mattei, An Absolutely Perfect Day to Go Vegan!

Hartglass & De Mattei, An Absolutely Perfect Day to Go Vegan! Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei are back together this week and continue the conversation about the terms plant-based and vegan. They cover the Perfect Day man-made dairy proteins appearing in “plant-based” ice cream products; attending social events with food that isn’t vegan; updates…

Michele Simon, What’s Happened to the Plant-Based Food Movement?

Michele Simon, What’s Happened to the Plant-Based Food Movement? Michele Simon is a public health attorney, food policy expert, author, and thought leader in the plant-based foods industry. In 2016, she founded the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), the nation’s only membership association promoting the interests of plant-based food companies. For five years as PBFA’s executive director,…

Dilip Barman, So Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Dilip Barman, So Many Cooks in the Kitchen Dilip Barman has been involved with plant‐based lifestyle for decades. He is President of the Triangle Vegetarian Society in North Carolina where he hosts the country’s largest vegetarian (all vegan) Thanksgiving. He is a Food for Life instructor (and has a promotional video); Food for Life is…

Hartglass & De Mattei, California Here We Come

  Hartglass & De Mattei, California Here We Come Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei share their food journal and observations from driving on I 80 from New York to California.     Links mentioned in the program: Pinellia Vegan South Bend, IN Zest Kitchen, Salt Lake City, UT True Food Kitchen, with many locations…

Cattle Grazing on Public Lands and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  Cattle Grazing on Public Lands and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Driving through Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada this week, Hartglass and De Mattei saw the endless miles of cattle grazing on public lands. It prompted their decision to air the IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD 2009 interview with Mike Hudak regarding cattle grazing…

Andrea Young, Sweet Vegan, A Chocolate Experience!

Part I: Andrea Young, Sweet Vegan, A Chocolate Experience! Chef Andrea Young, founder of Sweet Vegan returns to It’s All About Food to share what she has been up to during the pandemic. Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei get to try Sweet Vegan’s Spring Break box of Energizing Espresso, Raspberry Royale, Strawberry Sensation, Tanjin…

David Blatte, The Vegan Imperative

David Blatte, The Vegan Imperative David is a former animal law attorney, executive director of Vegan Action, cofounder of Dharma Voices for Animals, and director of the film Animals and the Buddha. He has been advocating for veganism for over 30 years.   Hartglass & De Mattei continue the conversation about The Vegan Imperative. They’ll…

Jeff Chilton, Organic Mushroom Extracts

Jeff Chilton, Organic Mushroom Extracts Jeff Chilton, raised in Pacific Northwest, studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties and started working on a commercial mushroom farm in Olympia, Washington in 1973. During the next 10 years he became the production manager, responsible for the cultivation of over 2 million pounds of…