Miyoko Schinner

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Welcome to the Artisan Vegan Life! I’m Miyoko, and for decades I’ve delighted in cooking and feeding people, mostly omnivores. My goal is to put artistry into the vegan lifestyle. Good food is simply good food, and if it’s vegan, it’s even better.

I believe that the best food is natural, handcrafted, and made with love (for those who eat and those who don’t get eaten)! Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, omnivore, or hardened meat-eater, I hope that my books, DVDs, blog, videos, classes, and recipes can inspire you to step into your kitchen, roll up your sleeves, and embrace the joy of cooking real food, slow food, beautiful food – vegan food.  Here you’ll find new ideas, new spins on old takes, and new flavors that make you say, “Wow!” Let me know what’s going on in your kitchen!

I converted to vegetarianism at 12, against my parents’ will(!). At age 15, I fell in love with my parents’ collection of the now-classic Time-Life series “The Good Cook,” reading every page of every edition, whether about pastries or meat, learning the difference between sauté, braise, and stir-fry. I cooked for my family and held bake-offs at my house. My spare time has always been about food, glorious food.

In my 20s, I lived in Japan, which prides itself in adopting–then improving upon–the best of other cultures. Within a three-block radius of my house were French restaurants, pastry shops, and Indian food exceeding anything I’d experienced in the U.S.: a taster’s heaven. When I started to transition to veganism in my mid-20s, I had to find a way to capture all of those rich, complex flavors I had learned to love. I began to experiment, inviting friends every Friday night to enjoy and comment on 10- to 15- course tasting menus.

I started to teach cooking, wrote articles for Japanese magazines, and even wrote a vegan cookbook in Japanese. That book was never published, but back in the U.S. I translated it myself into English, and produced my first cookbook, The Now and Zen Epicure (Book Publishing Company, 1991). I’ve owned a vegan restaurant, natural food company, and even produced vegan cookies for United Airlines.  I’ve written for numerous publications, including Vegetarian Times and VegNews, and have given talks and demos around the country to thousands of people.

Miyoko’s latest book, The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples, published in June 2015.

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  2. Judi Leib

  3. Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

  4. Crystal Wilkinson

  5. Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

  6. Pam Victor

  7. Gabrielle Jordan

  8. Frankie Gaw

  9. Hannah Kaminsky

  10. Katherine Martinelli

  11. Brian Noyes

  12. Lori Shaw

  13. Alejandra Schrader

  14. Matthew Raiford

  15. Amy Paige Condon

  16. Mark Bologna

  17. Julia Skinner, PhD

  18. Soom Sisters

  19. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  20. Cynthia Graubart

  21. Angela Garbacz

  22. Haile Thomas

  23. Maria Hines

  24. Eventide Oyster Co.

  25. Bobbi Wegner

  26. Philia Kelnhofer

  27. Mark Masker

  28. hot for food

  29. Elizabeth Sims

  30. Laura Bashar

  31. Matthew Prescott

  32. Karrie Truman

  33. Keith Pandolfi

  34. Todd Richards

  35. Sonya Sanford

  36. Shaye Elliott

  37. Michael Leviton

  38. Erika Council

  39. Leah Segedie

  40. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

  41. Irena Chalmers

    Irena Chalmers

  42. Derek and Chad Sarno

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  43. Daniel Olivella

    Daniel Olivella

  44. Caroline Wright

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  45. Norman Van Aken

    Norman Van Aken

  46. Ford Fry

    Ford Fry

  47. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  48. Maura Kilpatrick

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  49. William Woys Weaver

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  50. Rick Woodford

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  51. Anne Willan

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  52. Craig Whitson

    Craig Whitson

  53. Dan Whalen

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  54. Jeff Weiss

  55. Katie Webster

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  56. Sherri Brooks Vinton

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  57. Andreas Viestad

    Andreas Viestad

  58. Barbara Unell

  59. Cherie Twohy

    Cherie Twohy

  60. Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

  61. Lauren Keiper Stein

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  62. Ana Sortun

    Ana Sortun

  63. Natalie Slater

  64. Miyoko Schinner

    Miyoko Schinner

  65. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  66. Amelia Saltsman

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  67. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  68. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  69. Betty Rosbottom

  70. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  71. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  72. A.J. Rathbun

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  73. Anne Quatrano

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  74. Susan Pridmore

  75. Kate Payne

  76. Neka Pasquale

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  77. Kim O’Donnel

  78. Brittany Nickerson

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  80. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  81. Irv Miller

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  82. Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

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  83. Jennifer McGruther

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  84. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  85. Charles & Julie Mayfield

  86. Evan Mallett

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  87. Perre Coleman Magness

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  88. Yvonne Maffei

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  89. Ronni Lundy

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  90. Cindy Littlefield

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  91. Phoebe Lapine

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  92. Louis Lambert

  93. Allyson Kramer

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  94. Steven Kolpan

  95. Jennifer Justus

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  96. Raymond McCrea Jones

  97. David Joachim

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  98. Lisa Howard

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  99. beth hillson

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  100. Kathy Hester

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  101. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

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  102. Chris & Idie Hastings

  103. Julie Hasson

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  104. Kimberly Hasselbrink

  105. Will Harris

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  106. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  107. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

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  108. Linda Gassenheimer

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  109. Amy Friedman

  110. Lisa Fetterman

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  112. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  113. Sandy D'Amato

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  114. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  115. Fran Costigan

  116. John Coletta

    John Coletta

  117. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  118. Katie Cavuto

    Katie Cavuto, RD

  119. Kristina Bucaram

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  120. Ashley Blom


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