2000 - 2013 AD


2000

`For the first time in history, the world experiences a net loss in farmland. This leads to growing worries about global hunger.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The USDA is found in violation of federal law for withholding documents and hiding financial conflicts of interest. Six Dietary Guidelines Committee members (out of eleven) had financial ties in the food industry.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2001

`Michelin three-star chef Alain Passard removes red meat and seafood from the menu of his Paris restaurant L’Arpege.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2002

`Musician Moby (a vegan since 1986) opens the vegan café TeaNY in New York City with partner Kelly Tisdale.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2003

`A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows, for the first time in U.S. history, a generation has a shorter life expectancy than its parents’ generation. The study shows one in three children born in 2000 will develop Type 2 diabetes and /or obesity thus reducing life spans.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Meatless Mondays is relaunched, this time as a way to help people reduce consumption of meats and saturated fats.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Due to lack of vegan cooking shows, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero launch their own vegan cooking show. They go on to write cookbooks including, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (2006) and Veganomicon (2007).’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Candle 79 is founded in New York City and is considered the grande dame of upscale vegan restaurants.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Chefs Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein coauthor Raw, a coffee table-style book showcasing juiced, dehydrated, and bended fruits and vegetables.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Marion Nestle comes out with her groundbreaking book Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health winning a number of major book awards. She writes Safe Food (2003), What to Eat (2006), and Food Politics is reissued (2013).’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page;https://en.wikipedia.org/


Cookbook - `Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrition-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss is published.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`San Francisco County is the first in California, but not the first in the nation, to serve vegan meals in county jails.www.vegparadise.com/news33.html


2004

`The American Medical Association (AMA) reverses its negative stance on a vegan diet, citing many new scientific studies.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Karen and Michael Iacobbo write the first complete history of vegetarianism in the United States, Vegetarian America: A History.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Terces and Matthew Engelhart open Café Gratitude in San Francisco. Other locations follow in the Bay Area and Los Angeles in 2011. Gracias Madre opened in the bay area and Los Angeles in 2010. Their daughter, Mollie opened LA based KindKreme (vegan ice cream) and Sage (vegan beer garden). Their sons, Ryland and Cary, produced the food documentary May I Be Frank?’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis open Pure Food and Wine, New York City’s first raw vegan fine dining restaurant. It becomes one of the “All Star New York Eateries” and appears on New York’s “Top 100 Restaurants” list. In 2005, they co-author Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Chicago chef Shawn McClain opens the upscale vegetarian restaurant Green Zebra. McClain is named Best Chef: Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Forbes magazine reports vegetarian food sales have doubled since 1998, hitting $1.6 billion in 2003, with 61 percent growth forecasted by 2008.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2005

`Southern California-based Veggie Grill is founded by partners Kevin Boylan and T. K. Pillan. By 2014, the first fast-casual vegetarian chain will have twenty-six locations in California, Oregon, and Washington State, with plans for continued expansion.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Cornell professor, T. Colin Campbell and his son Thomas M. Campbell II’s book The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health is published and goes on to sell more than a million copies.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. https://en.wikipedia.org/


`New Dietary Guidelines mark the first time the USDA acknowledges that not everyone can digest dairy products with the comment, “those who don’t or can’t consume milk”.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Dr. Walter Willet (Harvard School of Public Health and author of Eat, Drink, and be Healthy) creates a score card to rank who benefits most from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines. Big Dairy score 10, Big Beef scores 8, while the public health scores 6 points.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin sells more than 250,000 copies in 2 years. It is translated into multiple languages and becomes the bestselling vegetarian diet book of all time.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2006

`The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that livestock farming generates 18 % of the Earth’s greenhouse gas emissions. In contrast, all the world’s transportation systems combined total just 13 percent.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Sublime, a vegan restaurant opened in 2003, reopens after hurricane damage in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby open Horizons in Philadelphia. Staff go on to open their own vegan spots in Philly; Blackbird Pizza and Sprig and Vine in 2010, Hip City Veg and Miss Rachel’s Pantry in 2012.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2007

`In an article titled, “Got Beef? No, and I am doing Fine, Thank You,” the Associated Press reports that vegetarian restaurants are growing in number and in popularity.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. comes out with his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure, which advocates a strict vegetarian diet. It becomes a huge bestseller.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything, comes out with his book How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. 


2008

`Cookbook - Katy Freston’s book, Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness, inspires talk show host Oprah Winfrey to undertake a three week vegan cleanse. Her 21 Day Cleanse menu is created by Tal Ronnen.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Chef Amanda Cohen opens her restaurant, Dirt Candy, in New York City’s East Village. In 2012 Cohen publishes her first and popular cookbook: Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant. It is the first cookbook to be published in comic-book form.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`In April, Vegetarian Times publishes their study Vegetarianism in America,” which indicates that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians and an additional 22.8 million say they follow a largely vegetarian-inclined diet.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Chefs Jeremy Fox and Deanie Fox cook the first vegetarian dinner in two decades at the James Beard House in New York City. Emily Kaiser of Food & wine, in blog post titled ”The Most Exciting Chefs in America?” (July 16, 2008) writes, “Last night I got to eat some of the most exciting, delicious combinations I’ve tasted anywhere, let alone at the James Beard House…Jeremy Fox of Ubuntu in California’s Napa Valley…Then his wife – Ubuntu’s pastry chef, Deanie, knocked us flat with her unbelievable vegan (vegan!) carrot cupcakes with teeny-tiny candied carrots on top.” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`July 17th, director Mike Anderson releases his documentary Eating. Two year later Steve Wynn watches it and immediately goes vegan. Wynn brings in consulting chef Tal Ronnen to help add vegan options to every one of his Las Vegas restaurants (including steakhouses).’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2009

`PETA names the Top 8 Vegetarian Restaurants in America: Candle 79 (NYC), Dragonfly Neo-V (Columbus, OH), Green Zebra (Chicago), Horizons (Philadelphia), Madeleine Bistro (LA), Millennium (San Francisco), SublimeVegiterranean (Akron, OH).’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Texas firefighter Rip Esselstyn’s book The Engine 2 Diet is published. Esselstyn had placed his unit on this low fat vegetarian diet and every single one was inspired by the health benefits.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House breaks ground on its’ largest vegetable garden in history since First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden during WW2. The purpose of the Obama garden was educational: to teach children about the healthfulness of fresh, local fruits and vegetables and thereby intervene in the nation’s childhood obesity and childhood type 2 diabetes crisis.” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals is published, which vegetarian talk show host Ellen DeGeneres describes as “one of the most important books I’ve ever read.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, AKA: the American Dietetic Association, issues its Position on Vegetarianism which states, “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian and vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases… The results of an evidenced based review showed a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and type 2 diabetes than non-vegetarians. Furthermore, vegetarians tend to have a lower body mass index and lower overall cancer rates. Features of a vegetarian diet that may reduce risk of chronic disease include lower intakes of saturated fats and cholesterol and higher intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, soy products, fiber, and phytochemicals.” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Actress, conservationist, and activist Alicia Silverstone comes out with The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet, which advocates a vegan diet. It becomes an instant best seller.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Chef Rich Landau and pastry chef Kate Jacoby (currently of Philadelphia’s Verge) cook the first –ever vegan dinner at the James Beard House in New York City.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Cooking show host Martha Stewart hosts a “Vegetarian Thanksgiving Special with guests Jeremy Fox, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Robert Kenner. Stewart, whose daughter Alexis is vegetarian, reveals her plans to attend a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2010

`Dr. Joel Fuhrman brings his ANDI scores, which measure foods’ nutrients relative to their caloric counts, to Whole Foods Markets’ customers via the chain’s “Health Starts Here” campaign which emphasizes the healthy- eating principles of a plant-based diet. 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The Oregonian’s food editor Grant Butler, a lifelong carnivore, announces his conversion to veganism. In Sept. 2013 he writes, “Yes, I have stayed vegan and love it. Greatest personal gift I’ve ever received.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`In her Feb. 7 column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Vegan Diets Get Some Love, nutritionist Marion Nestle writes, “Why anyone would question the benefits of vegetarian diets, or diets that are largely vegetarian, is beyond me. People who eat vegetarian diets are generally healthier than people who eat large amounts of meat….Think about it: Entire civilizations – in ancient Egypt, China, and Mexico for examples – were based on wheat, rice, beans or corn as sources of protein. Nutritionists used to believe that vegetarians had to carefully combine foods …but now know that variety and calories take care of protein needs.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is interviewed by Katie Couric on reasons she became vegan. She cites the book Skinny Bitch and Sean Monsorn’s documentary Earthlings.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `New vegan Robin Quivers launches her own YouTube vegan cooking series called Vegucating Robin. Three years later she writes her vegan memoir The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`In a May 2, 60 Minutes profile of the James Beard Award-winning chef, Jose’ Andres describes meat as “overrated” and “slightly boring”, adding “I believe the future is vegetables and fruits. They are so much sexier than a piece of chicken. ‘’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`On June 22, chef Chloe Coscarelli wins the Food Network’s televised baking competition Cupcake Wars with four different flavors of vegan cupcakes.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Chef Mario Batali announces the world’s first “vegetable butchers” at Eataly, his Italian uber-market in New York City. Jennifer Rubell trains a team of butchers to peal, chop, and/or slice customer’s vegetables and otherwise prep them (free!) for easy cooking at home.” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Dirt Candy chef-owner Amanda Cohen becomes the first vegetarian chef featured on the national TV show Iron Chef when she takes on Masaharu Morimoto for the title.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaims September 19-26 to be Official Heirloom Vegetable Week, and on September 23, Sothby’s holds its first heirloom vegetable auction, which brings in $100,000-plus to benefit farmers and educational programs for children on farming and cooking.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`On November 4, Business Week magazine publishes The Rise of the Power Vegans, spotlighting the growing number of prominent Americans who have adopted veganism: former president Bill Clinton, automotive scion Bill Ford, venture capitalist Joi Ito, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, boxer Mike Tyson, hotelier Steve Wynn, media magnate Mort Zuckerman.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`An article titled Americans Do Not Meet Federal Dietary Recommendations, published in the Journal of Nutrition, reports that nearly the entire U.S. population consumes a diet that does not meet federal dietary recommendations. For example: 80 % of Americans consume insufficient fruit, 90 % consume insufficient vegetables, and 99 % consume insufficient whole grains. At the same time, over consumption of solid fats, added sugars, and alcoholic beverages (all representing “empty calories”) is ubiquitous.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2011

`Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and 378 of her staff members report the results of their going vegan for a week, which inspires many viewers to take on the show’s Vegan Challenge.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`A Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) report indicates conflicts between U.S. dietary guidelines (which recommend eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat and dairy) and its agricultural policy (which channels large percentages of the taxpayer’s dollars directly and indirectly into the production of meat & dairy [63 %], sugar, starch, oil & alcohol [15 %] and less than 1 % into fruit and vegetable production). “ As a physician, I urge you to shut down federal programs that pump billions of dollars into direct and indirect subsidies for meat, sugar, and other unhealthy products that are feeding record levels of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other health problems that kill millions of Americans every year. Most taxpayers have no idea that they subsidize unhealthy foods.” Dr. Neil Barnard, president of PCRM, in a letter to the chairs of the House and Senate Agricultural Committees in Congress.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; https://en.wikipedia.org/


`My Plate replaces My Pyramid as the U.S. government’s primary food group symbol.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot in 2011” survey of 1,500-plus professional chefs indicates that more than half consider meatless/vegetarian entrees and vegan entrees a “hot trend”. Nearly one in four consider meatless/vegetarian entrees a “perennial favorite.” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Former President William Jefferson Clinton (born 1946), who underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and stent surgery in 2010, speaks out about his veganism, saying that his vegan diet led to his dropping 24 pounds. He credits his conversion to a low-fat, plant-based diet to a number of doctors.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. https://en.wikipedia.org/


Cookbook - `Independent filmmaker Lee Fulkerson’s documentary Forks Over Knives is released, explaining the profound claim that “Most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.” The following year, Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook by Del Sroufe is published.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook - `Chef Rich Landau and pastry chef Kate Jacoby open the restaurant Vedge in Philadelphia. It earns accolades not just as one of America’s best new vegan restaurants but as one of the best new restaurants of the year – period. Their 2013 Vedge cookbook is named one of Entertainment Weekly’s ten best cookbooks of the year.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


2012

`Publishers Weekly reports that vegetarian cookbooks are being read by others besides vegetarians.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Law school grad Mark Devries raises more than $15,000 on Kickstarter.com to finish his documentary film Speciesism: The Movie. The film will premiere in 2013.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`On the Racheal Ray Show, TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, extol the virtues of their vegan diet.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`In a press release issued May 23, The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey reports that most Americans (52 %) believe that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and should not eat to be healthier. Some 76 % agree that ever changing nutritional guidance make it hard to know what to believe.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Microsoft founder Bill Gates sings the praises of companies pursuing plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy. In 2013, his slideshow on The Future of Food extols the companies Beyond Meat and Beyond Eggs.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. https://en.wikipedia.org/


`A Gallup Poll reports that 5 % of American adults consider themselves vegetarian, while 2 percent identify themselves as vegan marking the first time a Gallup poll inquiries about vegan status.1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Shape magazine names its Top 10 Upscale Vegan Restaurants in America: Blossom (NYC), Candle 79 (NYC), G-Zen (Branson, CT), Karyn’s on Green (Chicago), Millennium (San Francisco), Plum Bistro (Seattle), Pure Food and Wine (NYC), Real Food Daily (Los Angeles), True Bistro (Boston), and Vedge (Philadelphia).’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


Cookbook: `Miyoko (Nishimo) Schinner publishes her book Artisanal Vegan Cheese.4. Famous Vegetarians & Their Favorite Recipes: Lives & Lore, From Buddha to the Beatles, by Rynn Berry. www.artiisansveganlife.com; www.miyokoskitchen.com


2013

`Cooking Light magazine names the Best Vegetarian Restaurant Menus at chain restaurants including Chipotle, Mexican Grill, Jason’s Deli, Noodles & Company, Panera Bread, Papa Murphy’s, Pei Wei Asian Diner, P.F. Chang’s, Ruby Tuesday, and Subway, reflecting the widespread availability of vegetarian options even at national chains.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The Washington Post‘s food editor Joe Yonan comes out – as a vegetarian. Yonan writes, ”One interview subject, founder of an imitation-meat company, said something along the lines of, ‘The food editor of a major daily newspaper is vegetarian? This is huge!’ And several food journalists have confessed, under their breath, that if it weren’t for their jobs, they’d do the same.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`LA’s public radio station KCRW’s Good Food, hosted by Evan Kleiman, airs its first ever all-vegetarian show.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`GQ magazine’s Alan Richman names the 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2013, which includes vegan Vedge in Philadelphia.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`LYFE Kitchen, a healthy fast-casual restaurant with more than 50 % vegan menu, run by former global president and COO of McDonalds Mike Roberts, opens its doors in Culver City, CA. Tal Ronen and Art Smith develop the menu. Roberts says he hope to franchise 250 locations in the next 5 years.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


“When President Clinton visited LYFE Kitchen, I had the privilege of sitting down and talking with him, and found him so present and so into what we’re doing. He loved the sweet corn chowder, crispy Gardein chicken sandwich, and baked sweet potato fries.” Tal Ronnen, Crossroads, Los Angeles.” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The Wall Street Journal (April issue) publishes an article titles La Nouvelle Veg. which states, “Haute-vegetarian menus are conquering Europe.” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`P.S. 244 – the Active Learning Elementary School – in Flushing, Queens, becomes the first public school in America to serve only vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. https://en.wikipedia.org/


`From May to August, Grant Achatz and his executive chef, Dave Beran, serve a 20 plus course vegan menu at their Chicago restaurant Next, which has showcased three set menus annually since it opened in 2010.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page. 


`A six-year study of 73,000 members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (which promotes a vegetarian diet) in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that vegetarians live longer than meat eaters.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The vegan restaurant Kajitsu – which specializes in shogun cuisine (an ancient Japanese cuisine developed in Zen Buddhist monasteries) – is awarded two stars from the New York Times. In his review, Peter Wells writes, “When I eat at Kajitsu… I am never shocked to find that I don’t miss meat or fish….” 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`The cover story of Food & Wine magazine (August issue) declares “Vegetables are the new pork, the new cupcake and the new craft beer all in one”. They are the biggest mega-trend ever.” The magazine names the 20 best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in America: The Butcher’s Daughter (NYC), Café’ Gratitude (Venice, CA), Canteen (Portland, OR), Clover (Boston), Crossroads (Los Angeles), Dirt Candy (NYC), Elizabeth’s Gone Raw ( Washington, DC), Gracias Madre (San Francisco), Green Seed Vegan (Houston), Green Zebra (Chicago), Greens Restaurant (San Francisco), Kajitsu (NYC), M.A.K.E. (Santa Monica, CA), Millenium (San Francisco), Natural Selection (Portland, OR) , Plant (Ashville, NC), Plum Bistro (Seattle), Sutra (Seattle), Vedge (Philadelphia), Watercourse Foods (Denver).’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`Travel & Leisure (Oct. issue) names the Best Vegetarian Restaurants in the U.S.: Café Flora (Seattle), Café Sunflower (Atlanta), Candle 79 (NYC), Choices Vegan Café (Miami), Crossroads (Los Angeles), Dell’z Uptown (Charlestown, SC), G-Zen (Branford, CT), Green Elephant (Portland, ME), Kajitsu (NYC), Leaf (Boulder, CO), Mana Food Bar (Chicago), Millenium (San Francisco), Mother’s Café (Austin), Natural Selection (Portland, OR) , Plant (Ashville, NC), Sage’s Café (Salt Lake City), Samosa House (Culvert City, CA), Vedge (Philadelphia), Vegeria (San Antonio), and Veggie Galaxy Best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in America? They’re some of the most innovative in the country.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page.


`An article in Forbes (Nov. issue) Bill Gates Food Fetish: Hampton Creek Foods Looks to Crack the Egg Industry mentioning “newly turned vegan Al Gore” starts to spread the news of the former vise-president’s new diet.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, by Karen Page; https://en.wikipedia.org/


`The Intelligence Squared debate Don’t Eat Anything With a Face airs live on National Public Radio in December., with the team arguing “for”- PCRM’s Dr. Neil Barnard and Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur - declared the winner.’ 1. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page.