Before food blogging exploded and vegans took over the internet, there was a site called Post Punk Kitchen run by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Isa maintained a recipe database and an extensive forum full of people who were vegan and who wanted to become vegan. It was my go-to site when I was first looking for vegan recipes and a place to hang out and learn about plant based food.
Isa is the author of nine books, two of them best sellers. Vegan with a Vengeance and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.
Vegan with a Vengeance is probably the book to read when becoming a vegan. It stands out among some of the best early 2000s writings of vegan life. Today you can find so many other books and articles about how and why it is a good idea, but, Isa did it first. The book is now in its 10th Anniversary edition.
Isa has since become a restaurateur. She owns and operates Modern Love, a restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska that creates stunning vegan food that even meat eaters will love. Don’t believe me? Trip Advisor is full of praises.
And while running this incredible haven for vegans, she still travels and presents on topics at some of the top Vegetarian festivals in the country.
You can follow her cooking exploits on Instagram, @isachandra.