Brenda and Aaron Beener, mom-and-son owners of the hot and healthy Harlem cafe, Seasoned Vegan, serving up Louisiana soul food vegan-style to the neighborhood, other New Yorkers, tourists, and celebrities (new vegan Stevie Wonder stops by every time he’s in town). Stop in for dinner or weekend brunch and experience vegan crawfish, mac & cheese, amazing waffles, and the best salted chocolate chip cookies north of New Orleans — 55 St. Nicholas Avenue at 112th St. (just off the #2 or #3 express train to 110th & Central Park North), 212-222-0092.
Elise Desaulniers, French Canadian scholar, animal rights activist, and author of Cash Cow: Ten Myths about the Dairy Industry, an impeccably researched and yet infinitely readable short book that answers every question about why vegans don’t consume dairy and the reasons why this needs to become a universal trend. She’s a native French speaker who used the most poignant English phrase to describe what it takes to produce cow’s milk for human consumption: “long pain.”
Click her for the Amazon page for Cash Cow.
Blast from the past! If the dairy issue is an important one to you, you’ll also want to listen to my interview with Robert Cohen, the NotMilk Man: http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_052814