Episode 64
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Vegan chef Amy Chaplin, champion of whole-food cooking, on a lifelong love of food

“There's so many great books that focus on vegetables [lately]—because we all want to eat more of them.”

This week, we're excited to welcome AMY CHAPLIN to Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.

Amy has spent her career traversing the globe as a chef — from London to Amsterdam to Sydney to New York City, where she was previously the executive chef of Angelica Kitchen, the highly celebrated but now-closed vegan restaurant.

Amy’s first cookbook — At Home In The Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating The Art of Eating Well — wowed readers and critics alike and took home the James Beard Award in 2015. And now she’s back with her latest, Whole Food Cooking Every Day: Transform The Way You Eat.

In today’s show, we talk with Amy about how her food views were shaped early on, in a family that prioritized growing their own food; about how she approaches cooking today and her ‘whole food’ style of cooking; and of course about what cookbooks have inspired her.


> GAME: We play a vegetable-themed game with Amy.

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COOKBOOKS featured in this episode:

Whole Food Cooking Every Day: Transform the Way You Eat with 250 Vegetarian Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar

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Omnivore BooksAmazon

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