Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tal Ronnen Vegan Chef

Chef Tal Ronnen photo by Matt Prescott
Tal Ronnen catered the vegan wedding for Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi. Casino mogul Steve Wynn tapped him to add vegan dishes to the menus at all 22 restaurants at the luxurious Wynn and Encore resorts in Vegas. Former McDonald's executives invited him onboard to help launch a chain of healthful fast-food restaurants later this year. And when Oprah decided to try the vegan thing, Tal was her guide. (She calls him the best vegan chef in America.)

But here's the real secret behind his ascension to first-name-only status as a vegan rock-star chef: Like UK Vegan Chef Tony Bishop-Weston he thinks like a meat eater.

"So many people tell me, 'I could be a vegan if it weren't for bacon,' and I tell them, 'Be a "vegan" who eats bacon,'" Tal says with a shrug as he sits in the sun-dappled dining room of his loft in downtown Los Angeles. See LA Times

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Julie Montagu nee Fisher

Julie Montagu:

The 11th Earl of Sandwich allegely squirmed a little when his son the viscount contaminated the famous hereditary hunting and shooting line of sandwiches by marrying an American Vegan!

Luke Timothy Charles Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke (born 5 December 1969) married Julie Fisher from Chicago, Illinois, on 11 June 2004. Their first son William James Hayman was born 2 November 2004

The infiltration of this famous family was exposed in the September 2010 issue of Tatler, titled 'My Vegan Life'

Tatler Magazine - Sept 2010 - Vegan Feature