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To start the show, Alison gives a review of “The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook“. Then, Shawna is back from her vacations in warm places, and she tells us about her animal experiences during her travels to Costa Rica and Mexico.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Superfun Times Vegan Cooking for the Holidays
Our first interview is with bestselling vegan cookbook author and restauranteur Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
In addition to recently opening her second restaurant, Modern Love, in Brooklyn, she has also just published “The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook” – a tome of over 400 pages, packed with gorgeous recipes and photos, proving that festive vegan food for any occasion is easy, delicious and “superfun” to make!
In this interview, Isa gives us tips on how to entertain for the holiday season, and and we talk food, food, delicious food – from Cinnamon Apple Crêpes, to Sausage-Stuffed Leeks, to Stuffed Thanksgiving Burgers, to Jelly Doughnuts, and more!
Fern Levitt, Film Director of Sled Dogs
Our feature interview is with filmmaker Fern Levitt, whose documentary Sled Dogs premièred at the Whistler Film Festival on December 3rd. The film takes an unprecedented, critical look at the commercial dog-sledding industry, and examines the harsh lifestyles endured by the dogs involved – both at sled-dog tourism operations, and during Alaska’s famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Fern has been a documentary film maker for over 20 years, mostly focusing on human rights issues. She has personally met and interviewed several world leaders such as Presidents Clinton, Bush Sr, Gorbachev and Vaclav Havel.
Sled Dogs has already picked up two awards following its premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, including Best Female-Directed Documentary, and a tie for Best World Documentary.
In this interview, Fern joins us to discuss the sled dog industry, the film, and some of the controversy surrounding its premiere.