Our first guest is Kay Stepkin, owner emeritus of the fabled Bread Shop and Bread Shop Kitchen that served Chicago vegans and vegetarians, through the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Kay hosted the Go Veggie TV cooking series on Comcast and had a vegan food column in the Chicago Tribune from 2011 to 2015. Now her GoVeggie nonprofit has created and opened The National Vegetarian Museum, a traveling exhibition at this time, being shown at libraries throughout the Chicago area, with plans for expansion to a brick and mortar location, with the touring exhibit going around the country.
History of vegetarianism (the museum exhibition in which author and podcast host Victoria Moran takes you through the vegetarian story in under 5 minutes): https://vimeo.com/search?q=
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vegmuse
In the expanded guest spot, we have Eddie Garza, senior manager of food and nutrition at the Humane Society of the United States, and author of Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook:
Blast from the past! It’s exciting that Eddie’s book shows us how to prepare traditional Mexican fare (and some Tex-Mex thrown in) in vegan and healthful iterations. In this 2013 show from the Main Street Vegan archives, cookbook author Annie Shannon veganizes Betty Crocker in her book, Betty Goes Vegan: http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_050113.