13th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Hannah Kaminsky's Vegan Cheesecake (photo courtesy of Boston Vegetarian Society)
If you love great food that’s good for your health and the heath of our planet, get yourself to the 13th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Saturday, November 1st, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center at 1350 Tremont Street. The longest-running event of its kind in the country, the Festival offers Free admission, Free food sampling, and Free parking!
Fantastic Food, Fun & Learning
With 120 exhibitors, the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is a full day of fun, good food, and learning! It is a chance to explore and taste free samples of a great variety of delicious and natural vegetarian foods, talk to food exhibitors from all over the country, learn about the latest veggie products, and shop for special "show priced" bargains. There’s also fun with nonfood exhibitors such as a producer of high-fashion, animal-friendly women's dress shoes. Book and cookbook publishers, educational exhibits on protecting animals and the environment, and a children's activity center will round out the day.
Stellar Speakers & Cooking Demonstrations
The Festival also offers a stellar lineup of top national speakers and superb chefs. They will bring cutting edge nutrition information as well as the how-to's of delicious plant-based eating in presentations that are lively and often hilarious as well. The talented chefs will teach mouth-watering dishes and share kitchen tips, while other experts will speak on living in harmony with animals and the environment.
The Festival's national speakers:
• Sarah Kramer, hip British Columbian author of the cookbook "La Dolce Vegan!" and coauthor of "How It All Vegan!" and "The Garden of Vegan". Her latest book is "Vegan à Go-Go: A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road".
• Hannah Kaminsky, 19-year old author of the cookbook "My Sweet Vegan" and the Bittersweet Blog, is passionate about dessert. She will give a cooking demo of some of her dairy- and egg-free desserts that will rock your world.
• jae steele, registered holistic nutritionist from Canada, and author of "Get It Ripe: A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking and Living". In this cooking demo jae will teach whole foods breakfasts and lunches that will keep you energized for the day.
• Danielle Nierenberg, Senior Fellow with the Worldwatch Institute, expert on animal agriculture's impact on the environment and climate change.
• T. Colin Campbell, world-famous nutritional biochemist, author of "The China Study", leader of the renowned Cornell, Oxford, China study on how diet effects health. Topic: "Understanding the Scientific Evidence for a Plant-Based Diet"
• Michael Greger, MD, packs a ton of vegan nutrition information in a hilarious package. His talk, "The Latest in Human Nutrition-2008," will present cutting-edge nutrition research of the last 12 months in a lively style.
• Karen Dawn, author of "Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals", and creator of the animal advocacy media listserv DawnWatch, counts celebrities and critters among her personal friends in advancing the animal cause.
Delicious! (photo courtesy of Boston Vegetarian Society)
Sponsored by Boston Vegetarian Society
The sponsoring organization, the Boston Vegetarian Society, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. The organization seeks to make a better world for people, animals, and the earth through advancing a healthful vegetarian diet and a compassionate ethic. It provides education, encouragement, and community support for vegetarians and for anyone wishing to learn more about a healthy, environmentally friendly and humane way of life.
To get more info on the Festival and learn more about the sponsoring organization go to: Boston Vegetarian Society