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a growing and changing list of my favorite resources  for information and vendors

Give yourself the gift of great health!
My Vitamix 5200 quickly earned a dedicated space in my NYC apartment where countertop real estate is a valued commodity. I use this commercial grade blender several times everyday to make whole food juices, fresh nut and grain milks, sauces, velvety smooth purees and emulsions, all in minutes and without attachments. The Vitamix blender even 'cooks' soup and hot chocolate. Clean up is a breeze too. Excellent customer service and a 7-year warranty are the icing on the cake!

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The Institute, founded by Annemarie Colbin, PhD is the leader in health-supportive cuisine & theory

The Institute of Culinary Education( ICE®), founded by the late Peter Kump, offers an enormous variety of professional and avocational classes.

Founded in 2005 by Christine Waltermyer, the school offers unique professional Natural Chef Training Programs in NYC and NJ.

Ten of Fran's recipes can be found online in the Culinary Academy of PotsandPans

The Meadow, NYC and Portland, OR is the place for
artisan Salts and Chocolates plus Flowers, Bitters, some classes too.

BPC, community owned, independent green press, whose titles focus on plant-based nutrition and cooking.

New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF) is a statewide nonprofit that works to improve the health and well-being of New York's students by advocating for healthy plant-based foods, comprehensive nutrition policy, and education to create food- and health-literate students.

One Green Planet is an online ecosystem that draws links between the world of ecology, the environment and vegan living. Fran is one of the contributors to the site.

Author Nava Atlas's is an excellent resource for vegan recipes galore, kitchen tips, nutrition info, books, news and products for a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.

All 10 of Byranna's cookbooks are must-have's but I have to give a special shout out to her newest cookbook:
Vegan World Feast. 200 Recipes from Over 200 Countries. 

Jill Nussinow, RD, a.k.a. The Veggie Queen, is culinary instructor and author with a fact packed, chatty  newsletter and blog

Fabulous vegan cooking classes with Mimi Clark, the Veggie Gourmet, in VA/MD/DC area

Author, Speaker, Certified Life Coach

Stay up to date with journalist Samuel Fromartz, author of Organics Inc.

Glamazon Guide to Green Living

Sloane Miller, writer and allergic girl.

The North American Vegetarian Society
Advocating Healthy, Compassionate and Ecological Living.
Runs the Annual Vegetarian Summerfest in early July at the University of Pittsburgh campus, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Professional athlete-turned-firefighter  Rip Esselstyn

The resource founded by The French Culinary Institute for people interested in the art of pastry. Great information.

Award winning cookbook author, Rose Levy Beranbaum, the author of The Cake Bible, Pastry Bible, Bread Bible

The unsurpassed selection of pastry supplies reflects Beryl's fantastic knowledge! Mail order.

NYC and LA shops with mail-order pastry supplies

Baking and kitchen equipment and supplies

Baking and kitchen equipment and supplies

Dublin Former Vegan Baking Boot Camp student Mary Doyle's wildly successful custom baked goods

Fair trade certified, organic and naturals sugars, syrups and nectars.

Over 54 chocolates, mail order

Gourmet organic artisan chocolates and cookies, mail order.

Online marketplace with a monthly snack and beauty box subscription service.

Handmade vegan chocolate confections

VegNews Magazine  award-winning lifestyle magazine

Vegetarian recipe and lifestyle magazine

Founded in 1998, California Olive Ranch® is doing with California EVOO what California wines did in the 70’s in the wine industry. 

This company is dedicated to providing organic and fairly traded chocolate products (all vegan)  
Wholesale and retail. No minimum weights.

Natural Foods, Healthy, Whole Grain, Organic, Gluten Free

King Arthur Flour: a baking resource
Organic and specialty ingredients, bakeware and tools, catalogue, and The Baking Sheet.

The original manufacturer of 100% gelatin-free, 100% vegetarian and vegan marshmallows.

Pangea: ingredients including white chocolate
Vegan Essentials; Ingredients for desserts and more

The International Fair Trade Association, umbrella group of organizations in over 70 countries, defines fair trade as reflecting "concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalized small producers" and does "not maximize profit at their expense." Chocolate and Coffee are among the most important crops.

The highly anticipated much discussed film opens in NYC and LA May 6th.
Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

US Premiere in New York City on Thursday October 14th, 2011 : LINK

My literary agent is Sally Ekus at the Lisa Ekus Group, LLC.
The agency promotes and represents authors, chefs, restaurants... all fine.