Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer

January 9, 2014

“As for me, my cooking is so much better now.”

Crescent Dragonwagon

The passionate vegetarian

December 10, 2013

“Food is a contract with life.”

Yotam Ottolenghi

The exuberant Israeli chef

October 24, 2013

“Often the dishes I think are very simple and straightforward become the smash hits.”

Langdon Cook

The forager

October 3, 2013

“Fungi have applications not just for the table, but for our health and wellness and our environment.”

David George Gordon

The bug chef

September 6, 2013

“I like showing people insects have more heritage than something you swat at.”

Randy Clemens

The rooster-sauce guy

July 26, 2013

“For a long time, if you found a bottle of Sriracha at a friend’s house, it was like you both knew the same secret handshake.”

John Robbins

The heir-turned-activist

July 1, 2013

“If a drug could do what a healthy diet does, that drug would enjoy hundreds of billions of dollars of sales.”

Daphne Miller

The healer

May 10, 2013

“I try to look at what patients truly need, not just what I have to offer.”

Debra Eschmeyer

The Food Corps co-founder

March 29, 2013

“If we can change the school-food environment for the better, we can change anything.”

Deb Perelman

The smitten blogger

February 8, 2013

“It’s all about the pickiness of someone who likes to cook and someone who does the weird things I do.”

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

The populist tastemakers at Food52

December 28, 2012

“Once you get down a couple of basic techniques, most things are actually quite easy.”

Ina Garten

The barefoot contessa

December 3, 2012

“People have asked me if Jeffrey’s my TV husband. I’m not Meryl Streep; I’m not an actress.”

Anna Thomas

The epicurean filmmaker

November 8, 2012

“Breaking bread together is the basis of civilization. Let’s not just give this up!”

Steven Raichlen

The grill-master novelist

October 4, 2012

‘I’m a guy; I’ve got the Y chromosome. We love to set stuff on fire.’

Ben Taylor

The good-food troubadour

September 11, 2012

“People are more aware of the difference between organic and conventional, even if it’s just shopping at Safeway.”

Will Allen

The urban farmer

August 22, 2012

“Even though we were very poor, cash-poor, I was fortunate. Learning to take care of yourself and feed yourself is such a powerful thing.”

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

The bread historian

July 9, 2012

“When we target powerful food companies directly, we can actually make a big change.”

Barry Estabrook

The muckraker

June 11, 2012

“Eating mindfully is the first step. That’s what the industry doesn’t want us to do.”

Tracie McMillan

The undercover journalist

May 10, 2012

“What we really need is for everyone to get easy and affordable access to food.”

Nigel Slater

The professional amateur

March 27, 2012

“I can’t sometimes imagine why I am still, all these years on, excited and interested in food.”

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