It’s All About Food

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…