Vegan/omnivore courtships, families, & even offices can lead to rough spots, so the VeganMos Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment, DPM, will share with us how their mixed marriage worked before Michael went vegan & how they navigate relationships with family, friends & online.
Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment founded and run the popular blog VeganMos.com. Through their recipes, they show that eliminating animal products does not mean giving up your favorite familiar foods. Together they were named one of the top 10 male vegan bloggers for 2015 by VegNews magazine and won a 2016 Bloggy Award as one of the top vegan blogs to follow from the same magazine. The Vegan Mos regularly speak and hold food demos at veg fests around the county. Their first cookbook, NYC Vegan: Iconic Recipes for a Taste of the Big Apple came out May 9, 2017. Michael is a certified Vegan Life Coach and educator through Main Street Vegan Academy. Ethan is a podiatric surgeon in Manhattan and is president of the board of directors of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. They share a home in Brooklyn with their two vegan dogs, Riley & Charlie.
Blast from the past! ~ While their reason for being with us today is peaceful coexistence (being in relationship with non-yet-vegans), this is certainly not the first time The Vegan Mos have been on the program. Michael Suchman and Dr. Ethan Ciment were guests back in 2017 when their cookbook, NYC Vegan, was just published. It’s a perennial favorite in my kitchen.
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