It’s All ABout Food 2021

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…

Skye Michael Conroy, Crafting Seitan

  Skye Michael Conroy, Crafting Seitan, Creating Homemade Plant-Based Meats Skye Michael Conroy began his journey as a vegan chef as a hobby but he evolved as he studied the culinary arts in depth, and in 2014 he received the plant-based professional certificate of completion from Rouxbe Cooking School taught by chef Chad Sarno. For…

Gretchen Primack, Kind

  Gretchen Primack, Kind Gretchen Primack is a poet, educator, and indie bookseller living in New York’s Hudson Valley. She has taught and/or administrated with prison education programs (mostly college) since 2006. She’s the author of three poetry collections: Kind (Lantern Publishing), which explores the dynamic between humans and other animals in our time and…

Gary L. Francione, Why Veganism Matters, the Moral Value of Animals

Gary L. Francione, Why Veganism Matters, the Moral Value of Animals Most people care about animals, but only a tiny fraction are vegan. The rest often think of veganism as an extreme position. They certainly do not believe that they have a moral obligation to become vegan. Gary L. Francione—the leading and most provocative scholar…

Josh Balk, Farm Animal Protection

  Josh Balk, Farm Animal Protection Josh Balk is vice president of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States. He’s  led the country’s transformational legislative campaigns that criminalize factory farming practices, including spearheading the historic California Proposition 12 ballot measure, the world’s strongest law for farm animals. Since then he’s waged…

Hartglass & De Mattei: Mardi Gras Musings

  Hartglass & De Mattei, Mardi Gras Musings Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei discuss their Valentine’s Day menu and how to celebrate Mardi Gras virtually. They comment on the recent On Being Podcast with Alain de Botton entitled The True Hard Work of Love and Relationship‪s‬. They also cover a recent report on high…

Rosa Abreu-Runkel, Vanilla

Rosa Abreu-Runkel, Vanilla Dominican born and raised in the United States, Rosa Abreu-Runkel is currently an assistant professor at New York City College of Technology (CUNY), Hospitality Management Program. She has held various mid and executive level management positions in Food and Beverage with, among others, Marriott International, Millennium Hotels, Highgate Hotels and IHG International…

Brenda Sanders, Veguary

Brenda Sanders, Veguary Brenda Sanders is a vegan food justice activist who Co-Founded Thrive Baltimore, a community resource center that offers free classes, workshops, cooking demos and other programming that supports people in living a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. She’s also Executive Director of Afro-Vegan Society, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to people in…

Ramin Ganeshram, Saffron, A Global History

  Ramin Ganeshram, Saffron, A Global History Journalist and chef Ramin Ganeshram is the author of a number of cookbooks and The General’s Cook: A Novel.   Explore the dramatic history of the world’s most expensive spice in Saffron: A Global History. Literally worth their weight in gold, sunset-red saffron threads are prized internationally. Saffron…

Hartglass & DeMattei, Cèpes, Crêpes and Celebrating Veganuary

Hartglass & DeMattei, Cèpes and Crêpes and Celebrating Veganuary Caryn Hartglass and Gary DeMattei are in the studio at Responsible Eating And Living Headquarters to talk to you about cèpes and crêpes and the importance of terroir when it comes to the flavor in food, on land and in the sea. They’ll also be giving…

Nava Atlas, Plant-Powered Protein

Nava Atlas, Plant-Powered Protein Nava Atlas is a vegan cooking expert and the author of many bestselling cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Vegan on a Budget, Wild About Greens, and Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Nava also creates visual books on women’s issues and runs two websites, TheVeganAtlas.com and LiteraryLadiesGuide.com. She lives in the Hudson Valley region of…

Wendy A. Woloson, Crap, A History of Cheap Stuff in America

Wendy A. Woloson, Crap, A History of Cheap Stuff in America Wendy A. Woloson is associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden and the author, most recently, of In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the Great Depression, also published by the University of Chicago Press, and coeditor of the collection, Capitalism by Gaslight:…