1951 - 1999 AD


1951

`Deane Curtain (b: 1951) Emeritus. Hanson-Peterson Professor of Liberal Studies and Professor in Philosophy - served as Professor in the Department of Philosophy from 1978 to 2015. At the time of retirement he was the Hanson-Peterson Chair of Liberal Studies..... His publications include Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World (2005), and Chinnagounder's Challenge (1999). Toward an Ecological Ethic of Care was written in 1991 which includes the essay Contextual Moral Vegetarianism.’ 5. Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer, Edited by Kerry S. Walters and Lisa Portmess.


`Carol J. Adams (b: 1951) is an American writer, feminist, and animal rights advocate. She is the author of several books, including The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory (1990) and The Pornography of Meat (2004).... Adams has published around 100 articles or entries in journals, books, magazines, and encyclopedias on vegetarianism, animal rights, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. She was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame in 2011.... She is also a pioneer of feminist care theory in animal ethics.’ 5. Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer, Edited by Kerry S. Walters and Lisa Portmess. https://en.wikipedia.org/


1952

`Harriet Schleifer (b: 1952) is an attorney specializing in education law.... She is a social activist and founder of Quebec’s Animal Liberation Collective. In 1985 she wrote Images of Death and Life: Food Animal Production and the Vegetarian Option which touches on several issues.’ 5. Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer, Edited by Kerry S. Walters and Lisa Portmess. https://en.wikipedia.org/


1953

`Neal D. Barnard (b: 1953) is an American doctor, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM, 1985). An advocate of a low-fat, whole foods, vegan diet, he has also conducted research into alternatives to animal experimentation and has been active in the animal protection movement. As of 2015, he is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Barnard Medical Center, in Washington D.C. is to open in early 2016. It is the first vegan clinic in the nation. Barnard is the author of 17 books and more than 70 published papers on nutrition and its impact on human health. He stars in three PBS specials about diet and health.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; www.barnardmedical.org; www.latestvegannews.com; https://en.wikipedia.org/


1958

‘Robert Bootzin (AKA: Gypsy Boots) ...opens the first health - food restaurant in Los Angeles, known as the Back to Nature Health Hut. It attracts a celebrity clientele.... Through numerous talk show appearances, Bootzin introduces Americans to the idea of a healthful vegetarian diet and “smoothies”.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1960

American Vegan Society is established by H. Jay Dinshah. The first American book to use the word vegan,  The Vegan Kitchen, in 1965, is written by his wife, Freya Dinshah. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1961

‘An editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) asserts that “a vegetarian diet can prevent 90 % of our thrombo-embolic disease and 97% of our coronary occlusions”.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1962

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is published. It helps to spur the global environmental movement and encourages vegetarianism. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1965

Brigid Brophy  (1929-1995) writes in a controversial essay for the London Sunday Times (The Rights of Animals) and reveals the hypocrisy of the animal-loving British public. 2. Vintage Vegetarian Cuisine: Early Advocates of a Vegetarian Diet and Some of their Recipes, from 1699 to 1935, by Mark Thompson. 3. Food: A Cultural Culinary History, by Professor Ken Albala (University of the Pacific). https://en.wikipedia.org/


1967

Cookbook – `The Tassajara Zen Mountain Center is established in the San Francisco Bay area. Edward Espe` Brown is head cook...Three years later, Brown writes The Tassajara Bread Book is written, followed by Tassajara Cooking, selling millions of copies of each book.... In 2007, Doris Dorrie’s documentary, How to Cook Your Life, features Brown. This was the beginning of the “Buddhist Temple Food movement” in America.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. 4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry.


1968

CookbookPegeen Fitsgerald publishes her book Meatless Cooking: Pegeen’s Vegetarian Recipes. She opposed vivisection and believed in ethical vegetarianism. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - Rosalie Hurd and spouse, Frank Hurd, MD, publish Ten Talents. This was one of the first few vegetarian/vegan resources available. `In 2012 the cookbook was in its forty-ninth printing.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The Beatles study transcendental meditation in India and declare their vegetarianism, inspiring others globally. McCartney, Star, and Harrison remain lifelong vegetarians. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page ; https://en.wikipedia.org/


1969

`...decorated Marine and WWII veteran, Jim Baker (AKA: Father Yod), opens The Source on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, becoming one of the first hugely popular vegetarian restaurants.'  1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1970

April 22 the first Earth Day is held. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Frances Moore Lappe’ (b: 1944) publishes Diet for a Small Planet1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; 4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry. 5. Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer, Edited by Kerry S. Walters and Lisa Portmess. https://en.wikipedia.org/


The American Natural Foods store in Los Angeles is transformed into a full-fledged vegetarian café and rename it Follow Your Heart. They make their own vegan mayonnaise substitute and Vegenaise is born. Vegetarian salad dressings and Vegan Gourmet cheeses follow. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1971-1976

`Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, tells small farmers to “get big or get out”. Many family farms go under as subsidies are given to big agriculture aide by chemical –based fertilizers and technology. An unprecedented supply of food is produced. Food costs in the U. S. fall and health-care cost rise in similar proportion.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1972

Cookbook - Alice Laden (housekeeper) and George Bernard Shaw write the George Bernard Shaw Vegetarian Cookbook with R. J. Minney. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook -`Anna Thomas’s book, Vegetarian Epicure, is published by Knopf. Six years later, Vegetarian Epicure – Book Two, is published. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Dolores Alexander and Jill Ward open their restaurant, Mother Courage, in New York City. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page


1973

Cookbook - The Moosewood Collective opens in Ithaca, New York. In 1977, Mollie Katzen writes the Moosewood Cookbook followed by The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Deborah Santana (wife of Carlos Santana) and her sister, Kitsaun, open Dipti Nivas, one of the first vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1974

Vegetarian Times magazine is published. By January 2013, the paid circulation reaches 315,000 in the U.S. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1975

`United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is quoted in Vegetarian Voice as describing the food consumption of rich countries as one of the causes of world hunger.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. www.navs.org


William Shurtleff (b: 1941) and Akiko Aoyagi (b1950In 1975 few Americans had even heard of tofu until The Book of Tofu is published. Credit for this extraordinary surge in popularity must be given to William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi authors of 55 books with over 820,000 copies sold. 4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry. https://en.wikipedia.org/


Cookbook - `William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi write The Book of Tofu, which goes on to sell thousands of copies. They follow with The Book of Miso and The Book of Tempeh.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; 4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry. https://en.wikipedia.org/


Cookbook - `The Farm, a spiritual community founded in 1971, comes out with The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook, which plays a key role in popularizing tempeh, soy-based foods, and a vegan diet.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Australian Pete Singer publishes his book, Animal Liberation. His book ignites the modern animal rights movement. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; 5. Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer, Edited by Kerry S. Walters and Lisa Portmess. https://en.wikipedia.org/


`A New York Times headline reports "Vegetarianism: Growing Way of Life, Especially Among the Young." 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The biannual World Vegetarian Congress is held in Maine, drawing 1,500 vegetarians from across the United States and around the globe.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Professor Kenneth K. Carroll publishes his study in Cancer Research, emphasizing that `higher animal fat intake is correlates with increased breast cancer mortality.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1976

Cookbook - `Laurel's Kitchen by Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders, and Bronwen Godfrey is published.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - Julie Jordan publishes her first cookbook Wings of Life: Vegetarian Cookery later followed by Cabbagetown Café 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Angelica Kitchen opens in New York City. In 2000 Peter Berley publishes The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen. In 2003 Leslie McEachern publishes The Angelica Home Kitchen.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1977

Senator George McGovern chairs the U.S. Senate Committee on Nutrition, recommending decreased consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol and increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole- grain cereals. `The "McGovern report" causes an uproar in the meat, egg, and dairy industries.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Bloodroot is founded in Bridgeport, Connecticut.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


California legislation doesn't allow farmers to sell their produce outside commercial markets.  Farmers dump their rotting produce on the lawn of the state capitol. This leads Gov. Jerry Brown to relax restrictions which leads to the advent of farmers' markets. `As of 2013, there were 8,144 farmers' markets in the U.S. according to the USDA.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


October 1, is declared World Vegetarian Day. The month of October becomes Vegetarian Awareness Month. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports on a study of 24,000 Seventh-day Adventists, indication that males aged 35 to 64 eating a plant-based diet had three times less risk of heart disease than non-vegetarians in that demographic.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1978 

At the Inn at Little Washington, chef-owner Patrick O'Connell buys produce from dozens of local farmers instead of larger suppliers. The Inn's s vegetarian tasting menu becomes arguably one of the finest in America. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1979

Deborah Madison, chef and owner of Greens Restaurant, opens in San Francisco. It becomes America?s first vegetarian fine dining restaurant. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook:Martha Rose Shulman publishes her cookbook, The Vegetarian Feast. It wins the Tastemaker Award. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


The Vegetarians by Rynn Berry is published. Berry goes on to author and co-author other books and the annual Vegan Guide to New York City, Food For the Gods, Famous Vegetarians, and more. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; https://en.wikipedia.org/


1980

Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco co-found People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) jointly issue seven principles for a healthful diet....The principles become the first edition of Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1981

Cookbook - Madhur Jeffery's World-of-the-East Vegetarian Cooking is published and wins the James Beard Book Award. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Sir Richard Doll and Sir Richard Peto estimate 35% of human cancers may be attributed to diet in their report The Causes of Cancer: Quantitative Estimates of Avoidable Risks of Cancer in the United States Today. It appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and results were presented to the U.S. Congress.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Studies in the journals Cancer and Lancet suggest that increased consumption of plant-based foods may reduce cancer risks. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1982

`The National Research Council releases its Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer Report, the first major report connecting diet, nutrition and cancer. Its major recommendations include reducing consumption of fats and increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain cereal products.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Charles Stahler and Debra Wasserman establish Baltimore Vegetarians. By 1990, it evolves into The Vegetarian Resource Group, reflecting the national demand for its research reports. The group publishes the Vegetarian Journal and a number of books.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. www.vrg.org


`Actor William Shatner narrates The Vegetarian World, a thirty minute documentary on vegetarianism, produced by Jonathan Kay. Its major points are relevant to this day.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The New York Times publishes Marian Burro?s article In Defense of Vegetarianism: Seven Yeas, based on conversations with seven well-known vegetarians. She writes,"There are too many of them to be ignored. The Vegetarian Information Service, a non-profit educational organization, puts the figure in this country between seven and 12 million."  1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1983

Cookbook - `Nikki and David Goldbeck's American Wholefoods Cuisine: 1,300 meatless Wholesome Recipes, from Short Order to Gourmet is published, leading Newsday to characterize it as the vegetarian "Joy of Cooking" and Vegetarian Times as "a monumental work". It will reissue in 2005.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`In her New York Times article New Research on the Vegetarian Diet, Jane Brody argues that "the main question has become whether it is healthier to be a vegetarian than a meat eater," which her column answers in the affirmative.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


The March issue of Vegetarian Times contains an interview with Nobel Prize-winning author and vegetarian Isaac Bashevis Singer, who is quoted as saying, "My vegetarianism is my religion, and it's part of my protest against the conduct of the world." 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. 4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry. https://en.wikipedia.org/


Cookbook - `Customer requests for recipes from the popular Los Angeles vegetarian restaurant leads to the publication of Follow Your Heart's Vegetarian Soup Cookbook by Janice Cook Miglaiccio' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Physician John A. McDougall writes The McDougall Plan, which embraces a starch-based diet incorporating vegetables and fruits and eschewing animal-based foods and added fats. It is the first book written by a western doctor suggesting that food combining to make "complete proteins" is not necessary.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Marshall "Mickey" Hornick and partner (later wife) Chef Jo Kaucher open The Chicago Diner in Chicago, which serves meatless versions of dinner classics. The restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013 and has released 2 cookbooks.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Chef Michel Bras cooks his first vegetable menu at restaurant Bras in Lanuiole, France and will earn his third Michelin star in 1999. This will inspire versions from other chefs around the world in decades to come.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Soy foods pioneer Louise Hagler's book Tofu Cookery is published and inspired future veggie cookbook authors.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1984

`Bart Potenza purchases Sunny's, a health food store and juice bar on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and renames it the Healthy Candle. It evolves into a full-service vegetarian café.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Chef Raymond Blanc opens Le Manoir aux Quat?Saisons in Oxfordshire, England, where he offers a vegetarian menu option. The restaurant goes on to earn two Michelin stars.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1985

`Dr. Neil Barnard founds the Washington, DC-based nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. www.pcrm.org


Cookbook - `Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Sahni is published.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1986

`Gene Baur and then-wife Lorri Houston found Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY which gives which gives rescued factory-farmed animals a place to live. It expands to 175 acres in New York and 300 acres in northern California.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Nutritionist Marion Nestle moves to Washington, DC to serve as editor of the Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, a seven hundred page book released in 1988. She later reveals that she was told on her first day not to recommend eating less meat or less of any other food category.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), which originated in Germany, Japan, and Switzerland, takes off in the United States leading to CSA's in every state with more than 12,500 farms participating in CSA's by 2007.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1987

Cookbook - `Yamuna Devi writes the classic cookbook Lord Krishna?s Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking. It becomes the first vegetarian cookbook to win the prestigious IACP Cookbook Award.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Diet for a New America by John Robbins is published, spotlighting the moral, economic, and emotional price we pay for the food we eat ? and championing vegetarianism and veganism as a cure for world hunger and the environment. It becomes an instant classic.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. www.FoodRevolution.org;


`The International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition convenes in Washington, DC, with than four hundred nutritional experts and researchers in attendance. It is currently located in Loma Linda University in southern California.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1989

Cookbook - `Linda McCartney's Home Cooking is published, celebrating a vegetarian lifestyle shared with former Beatle Paul McCartney. Two years later she founds her own line of vegetarian foods.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. 4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry. https://en.wikipedia.org/


"If slaughter houses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian"Paul McCartney, in the video he narrates at www.MEAT.ORG.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. 4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry.


`In Connoisseur magazine (Sept. issue) Alain Ducasse's Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo, Monaco, featuring a vegetarian tasting menu, is listed as one of the top ten restaurants in the world.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`At a meeting of the American Heart Association, Dr. Dean Ornish presents the findings of his groundbreaking study of the effects of a vegetarian diet and lifestyle modifications on preventing- even reversing heart disease. He goes on to write several national best sellers.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1990

`T. Colin Campbell announces the results of the China-Cornell Studya groundbreaking work confirming the benefits of a plant-based diet. Jane Brody's New York Times article on the study is titled, "Huge Study of Diet Indicts Fat and Meat". 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `The Savory Way, an illustrated vegetarian cookbook by chef, Deborah Madison, wins the IACP's Cookbook of the Year Award.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant by the Moosewood Collective is published.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten publishes his ground-breaking cookbook, Simple Cuisine.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1990-1991

`U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed Food Pyramid is reviewed.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1991

`Chicago chef, Charlie Trotter, prepares a seven course all-potato menu at the James Beard House in New York City. This is thought to be the first meatless meal ever served there.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`At the first National Conference for the Elimination of Coronary Heart Disease in Tucson, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., of the Cleveland Clinic presents his ground-breaking five-year longitudinal study of dramatically reduced advanced heart disease among eighteen seriously ill patients consuming a diet free of animal-based foods and added oils.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) proposes replacing the USDA's four food groups (meat, milk, fruits/vegetables, breads/cereals) with their New Food Groups (whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits) based on decades of peer-reviewed studies establishing the value of a plant-based diet.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`USDA withdraws its proposed Eating Right Pyramid Food Guide under pressure from the meat & dairy industries.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Zen Palate opens in Manhattan?s theater district. It will come to be known as, ?the granddaddy of Pan-Asian vegetarian restaurants in New York City.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `The Now and Zen Epicure: Gourmet Vegan Recipes for the Enlightened Palate by Miyoko Nishimoto (later Schinner) is published. She is the founder of the Now and Zen Bakery and will follow it with 1999?s Vegetarian Japanese Cooking and 2012's Artisanal Vegan Cheese.? 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. www.artiisansveganlife.comwww.miyokoskitchen.com


Cookbook - `Friendly Foods by Brother Ron Pickarski, a Franciscan monk, is published.? 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. 6. Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism & the World's Religions, by Rynn Berry.


`The National Restaurant Association (NRA) commissions its first survey on meatless menu options with astounding results. Twenty present of American adults responded that they were ?likely or very likely? to choose a restaurant with vegetarian options.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1992

`Hubert Keller owner of Fleur de Lys in San Francisco replaces butter and cream with vegetable stocks and purees and offers a five-course vegetarian tasting menu. Dr. Dean Ornish taps Keller for recipes to include in his heart-healthy cookbook Eat More, Weight Less.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture introduces the Food Pyramid as the governments primary food group symbol representing a nutritious diet.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen by Lorna Sass is published. It is later reissued as Lorna Sass's Complete Vegetarian Kitchen and is considered, "the best vegan cookbook". 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1993

`Healthy Candle owner Bart Potenza and his nutritionist partner, Joy Pierson go on to create two more restaurants; Candle Café (1994) and Candle 79 (2003), considered two of the best vegan fine dining restaurants in America.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Ann Gentry opens organic, plant-based restaurant Real Food Daily in Santa Monica, California. Additional locations in West Hollywood and Pasadena will follow.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1994

Cookbook - `San Francisco?s Millennium open as a fine dining vegetarian restaurant under executive chef Eric Tucker. In 1998 Tucker co-authors The Millennium Cookbook and in 2003 The Artful Vegan.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; http://www.millenniumrestaurant.com/


`Chef Tanya Petrovna open Native Foods in Palm Springs, CA. By 2009 it has expanded to 8 locations in Southern California with plans to grow more branches beyond the state. The company projects having two hundred locations throughout the U.S by 2017.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`World Vegan Day's first celebration is held on Nov. 1st to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Vegan Society.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1995

`The film Babe, starring vegetarian James Cromwell, debuts and wins an Oscar nomination. Cromwell campaigns against animal cruelty toward pigs. "Start with one meal a day, then one day a week, then one week a month. Work your way into not consuming animals or animal products". 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1996

`Howard Lyman (b: 1938), a fourth generation dairy farmer and cattle rancher turned vegetarian makes comments on The Oprah Winfrey Show that lead Oprah to publicly swear off hamburgers. The National Cattleman?s Beef Association sues Lyman and Winfrey though both are found not guilty of any wrongdoing. In 1998 Lyman publishes his book, Mad Cowboy; Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won?t Eat Meat in 1998, ?I felt better knowing there was one answer to many of the different ills afflicting both ourselves and the environment. Everything solved with the fork.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; https://en.wikipedia.org/


`Joseph Connelly launches the Syracuse Area Vegetarian Education Society and a 28 page newsletter. Four years later he teams up with Colleen Holland to turn it into VegNews magazine.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. www.vegnews.com


`Husband and wife team, Jeff and Sabrina Nelson found VegSource.com. Within five years it will be ranked the #1 food oriented site on the web.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Chicago chef Charlie Trotter publishes his second cookbook, Charlie Trotter's Vegetables. ?I have always considered vegetable cookery to be the most interesting part of cuisine.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Seven year old Ristorante Joia, in Milan, Italy becomes the first vegetarian restaurant in Europe to win a Michelin star.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1997

`Didi Emmon's book Vegetarian Planet is published. It sells more than 200,000 copies.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Erik Marcus's book Vegan: The Ethics of Eating is published. Eleven years later he ran the website Vegan.com.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison is published. It is named 'Cookbook of the Year' by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and wins the James Beard Book Award for the Best Vegetarian Cookbook and becomes one of the year's bestselling cookbooks.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1998

`In the May issue, Vegetarian Times magazine reports on the proliferation of vegetarian tasting menus at upscale restaurants across America.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


1999

`Eric Brent launches HappyCow.com, a worldwide database of vegetarian restaurants, which lists about 1000. That number will increase to 5,500 in early 2014 in the United States alone.' 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.