I’ve been working with food since 1980, when I worked my way up from line cook to chef in the restaurant business. Because I love animals, there was always a vegan inside me waiting to get out, so in 1988, I decided to follow my heart: I left the restaurant business and became a vegan. I wanted to apply my cooking experience to promote vegetarian cooking, and so I began teaching cooking classes in how to adapt classic cooking techniques to vegetarian ingredients. I also began to write articles and cookbooks at that time. I am now the author of ten vegan/vegetarian cookbooks—with more on the way. I’ve been married to my husband, Jon, for 32 years and we have a wonderful 16-year-old cat named Douglas Fur. (More...)
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