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When a renowned global publisher like Phaidon Press decides to release three vegetarian cookbooks in the same year, it is cause for celebration—and time to take notice. “We wanted to make a statement that plant-based cooking is something deep and real, something that will continue,” says Emilia Terragni, Phaidon’s cookbook publisher.

We got to ask her some questions about Phaidon’s first (and impressive!) foray into the vegetarian cookbook market.

VT: How did you (and Phaidon) get started publishing cookbooks?

When your guests insist on very different foods at Thanksgiving, make them all happy with a little planning!

ALEC BALDWIN says save the turkeys! The actor and regular SNL performer is promoting the Adopt a Turkey Project created by Farm Sanctuary, as Thanksgiving approaches. 

Warm up with animal-free essentials, made to beat winter’s chill

The onset of winter’s cold, wet weather often means piling on unflattering layers or resorting to animal products like down, wool, and silk for necessary warmth.

But the animal-friendly finds shown on these pages—boasting natural rubber, organic cotton, and recycled tech fabrics—have just the right ratio of weather-busting functionality (to keep you toasty) to ethical cred (to warm your heart). So, bundle up with confidence while looking great, too.

Dreamy Leaf ( promotes a plant-based way of eating through simple, tasty recipes and mouthwatering photography. The blog's founder and creator, Maya Sozer, is the author of Easy Vegan Breakfasts & Lunches: The Best Way to Eat Plant-Baed Meals on the Go. We caught up her to find out the story behind her success.


VT: Why the name “Dreamy Leaf”?

Age-old health remedies, cleaners, and beauty products made from natural ingredients—some found in our own backyards—are enjoying a new popularity. Here’s why.

After a cold, slushy winter, the brighter days of spring beg for peppy pedicures and breezy, more stylish footwear. In addition to being on-trend for warmer-weather ensembles, these shoes maintain a lighter footprint by boasting ethical construction (no sweatshops), sustainable materials (like reclaimed cork, vintage fabrics, and faux leather made from plastic bottles), and intentionally animal-free fabrications. With eco-cred so solid, you can skip, hop, and run for your commuter bus with a clear conscience.


Several readers pointed out that our recent story “Can Dogs and Cats Go Vegetarian?” seemed to advocate feeding cats a vegetarian or vegan diet.

The designers showcased here are all committed to making practical-yet-chic accessories with no animal products.

Want to walk the talk, and look stylish, too? You can with any of these handbags. The designers showcased here are all committed to making practical-yet-chic accessories with no animal products. Instead they use glazed fabrics, waxed canvas, and synthetic materials to create durable handbags that any animal-lover with an eye for style can carry in good conscience.

How to keep the peace between the omnivores and vegetarians at your holiday table

Heading home for Thanksgiving as a newbie vegetarian? No need to fear the meat-eaters. Here, seasoned vegetarians offer do’s and don’ts, answers for the silly (and serious) questions you may get from family and friends, tips for veg makeovers of traditional family dishes, and suggestions for main dishes even omnivores will love.