On Trend at IFBC: Becoming Vegetarian

by mary on September 24, 2014

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Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg at IFBC: photo credit Meagan Davenport

I was surprised and gratified that vegetarianism and healthy living were highlighted at the  International Food Bloggers Conference! While I’d be interested to read any cookbook by keynote speakers Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg, their upcoming book The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is especially relevant to my kitchen. My husband and I are pescetarian but were vegetarian for decades and the large majority of our meals are vegetarian or vegan.

Karen Page shared that although she and her husband had been in the food world for a long time– he as a chef, both of them as writers– and had explored many aspects of food and dining, she never gave much thought to nutrition until recently. Their focus had been on pure pleasure. They’d become sommeliers, learned about the world of restaurant critics, and developed their index of flavor affinities through several of their books. But only when their parents and step-parents died within a ten-year period, all of cancer, did they turn their attention seriously to nutrition. Read the article →


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authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg

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