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. Lori Shaw

  3. Alejandra Schrader

  4. Matthew Raiford

  5. Amy Paige Condon

  6. Mark Bologna

  7. Julia Skinner, PhD

  8. Soom Sisters

  9. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  10. Cynthia Graubart

  11. Angela Garbacz

  12. Haile Thomas

  13. Maria Hines

  14. Eventide Oyster Co.

  15. Bobbi Wegner

  16. Philia Kelnhofer

  17. Mark Masker

  18. hot for food

  19. Elizabeth Sims

  20. Laura Bashar

  21. Matthew Prescott

  22. Karrie Truman

  23. Keith Pandolfi

  24. Todd Richards

  25. Sonya Sanford

  26. Shaye Elliott

  27. Michael Leviton

  28. Frank Carollo

  29. Amy Emberling

  30. Erika Council

  31. Leah Segedie

  32. Stephanie Weaver

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    Irena Chalmers

  34. Derek and Chad Sarno

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  35. Daniel Olivella

    Daniel Olivella

  36. Caroline Wright

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  37. Norman Van Aken

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  39. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  40. Maura Kilpatrick

    Maura Kilpatrick

  41. William Woys Weaver

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  42. Rick Woodford

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  43. Ronnie Woo

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  44. Virginia Willis

  45. Anne Willan

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  47. Dan Whalen

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  48. Jeff Weiss

  49. Katie Webster

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  51. Andreas Viestad

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  52. Barbara Unell

  53. Cherie Twohy

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  54. Toni Tipton-Martin

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  55. Lauren Keiper Stein

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  56. Ana Sortun

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  57. Natalie Slater

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  59. Miyoko Schinner

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  60. Jeanne Sauvage

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  61. Amelia Saltsman

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  62. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

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  65. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  66. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  67. A.J. Rathbun

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  70. Kate Payne

  71. Neka Pasquale

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  78. Jennifer McGruther

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  87. Louis Lambert

  88. Allyson Kramer

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  90. Jennifer Justus

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  92. David Joachim

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  93. Lisa Howard

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  94. beth hillson

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  95. Kathy Hester

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  96. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

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  98. Julie Hasson

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  100. Will Harris

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  102. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

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  103. Linda Gassenheimer

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  105. Lisa Fetterman

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  108. Sandy D'Amato

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  111. John Coletta

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    Katie Cavuto, RD

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