08 December 2010

The Cooking Channel to air show about vegans, finally

It seems like the Food Network has finally discovered the existence of vegans.

Like most vegans and vegetarians, I have given up on finding anything of interest to watch on the Food Network but now comes word that their sister network, The Cooking Channel, is airing a special about vegan/vegetarian food this Thursday, December 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

The hour long special, called The Veg Edge, is a look at vegetarian food and culture in five cities: New York, LA, Seattle, Austin and Portland.

The Portland segment is hosted by the queen of the vegans, cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and showcases food from local food-carts including Homegrown Smoker, Native Bowl, Blossoming Lotus, Portobello and Food Fight! Grocery. Moskowitz as well as Oregonian Food Columnist Grant Butler are both interviewed.

The Cooking Channel said the following about the show:

“The Veg Edge journeys the country unearthing a new breed of vegetarians. From a punk rock vegan in L.A. to vegetable-loving firemen deep in the heart of Texas to a kickboxing chef who serves up meatless Mondays at his high-end NYC restaurant. Vegetarians 2010: food carts in Portland, a California beauty, East Village hipsters, confessions, recipes, even ribs…sort of.”

So far this is only a single show but it would great if they turned it into a series, right? So get your friends together, have a viewing party or set your Tivo, and let The Food Network know we really do exist!

Robin Lawless | @robmlaw | email
Robin lives in New York City where she loves to check out all the vegan eateries. When she's not writing for TDIV, Robin enjoys taking dance lessons, reading, practicing yoga, hanging out with her cat Maggie, baking vegan treats, and volunteering at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Feel free to add Robin as a friend on Facebook.

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