Welcome to the 157th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau from Philadelphia’s gourmet vegan restaurant, Vedge; Queer Vegan Food’s Sarah E. Brown and cleansing coach Courtney Pool; social worker and entrepreneur Lisa Siroti from NJ’s Papa Ganache; and a special interview with Jasmin’s mother, Roni Omohundro, and grandmother, Sherrey Reim Glickman.
In today’s episode, our fourth and final one from the Our Hen House Cross Country Road Trip Numero Dos, we come to you from Staunton, VA, Maryland, Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and then, at long last, we land at home in New York City!
Today we bring to you a very special line-up of movers and shakers whom we met along this last leg of our journey! They include Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau from Philadelphia’s gourmet vegan restaurant, Vedge; Queer Vegan Food’s Sarah E. Brown and cleansing coach Courtney Pool; social worker and entrepreneur Lisa Siroti, who is the force behind the unique NJ-based vegan bakery, Papa Ganache – which provides alternative therapeutic interventions for youth by utilizing the inner workings of a vegan bakery; and a special interview with two of our favorite animal advocates, Jasmin’s mother, Roni Omohundro, and her 88-year-old grandmother, Sherrey Reim Glickman, who will talk about her own journey to ditching fur, and how becoming wheelchair-bound resulted in her being able to identify with animals in a whole new light.
Throughout this episode, we will discuss everything from thinking outside the vegan bubble, to recognizing that animal rights activists frequently pop up in the unlikeliest of places, to how it feels to finally step foot back in Manhattan after being away for 6 months, to why Walla Walla onions have a permanent place in our hearts.
Since we couldn’t resist, for our review today, we’ll give you an insider look into Philadelphia’s Vedge, which is reconnecting with the power and potential of the vegetable, and redefining vegan cuisine as we know it. Whether or not you’re near the City of Brotherly Love, this review will awaken your taste buds, and inspire you to visit the produce section of your grocery store, and fast.
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “India may ban testing cosmetics on animals” from The Times of India
- “How International Law Brought Back Animal Testing of Cosmetics” from Connecticut Law Tribune
- “BLM issues new rules restricting sales of wild horses after purchases by horse meat proponent” from The Washington Post
- “Judge Halts Horse Roundup Amid Abuse Allegations” from ABC News
- “United Airlines bans shipping primates to laboratories” from Fox Chicago
- “Blood Ivory Surges — Major Seizure in Hong Kong” from National Geographic
- “West African Lions on verge of extinction, report says” from The Guardian
Anna Politkovskaya once said, “I don’t like the word courage. It is simply duty.”
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