Mollie translates her knowledge on diet and health into an inspiring series of lectures, illustrating (literally, with her beautiful photographic images) the nutrition recommendations with samples of creative, pleasurable meals. Ms. Katzen and I have the shared the podium at many conferences over the years, and not only do I appreciate the way she communicates her vibrant food message to the attendees, but I always learn from and enjoy her presentations myself.
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Mollie Katzen, in addition to being an internationally acclaimed chef and cookbook author, is one of the most compelling, engaging and mesmerizing public speakers in the world of food, cooking and health today. She has been a speaker at all seven of the Harvard University continuing education conferences I have directed and has received rave reviews each and every time she has appeared. Her visual descriptions of what she refers to conceptually as “the perfect plate” have changed the way I, and now thousands of health care professionals, think about food. What’s more, Mollie’s verbal and visual presentations predictably make her audiences laugh, salivate, cry out for more and secretly wish she could become their best friend for life. I know I do!
— David Eisenberg, MD, Bernard Osher Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
For many years, Mollie has been a regular contributor to The Culinary Institute of America's leadership conferences devoted to advancing healthier food choices —staged in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. Mollie has developed a body of work - slides of the most amazing looking foods, full of life and energy and color - that she presents with great insight, and in a very personal, inviting manner. Mollie's presentations are truly transformative for our attendees, giving them the opportunity to re-imagine what fabulous healthy food might look like. If you aren't sure that you like vegetables, you haven't been to one of Mollie's presentations. We are very appreciative of the magic that she has brought to our audiences and our educational programs.
— Greg Drescher, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
At our Kaiser food conference, Mollie Katzen inspired an audience of 300 health and community professionals to go home, dice a bunch of onions, and get started making dinner. She teaches in a way that gets everyone enthusiastically involved and makes it impossible to simply remain an observer. And she makes home cooking look like such fun, the restaurant industry should be put on notice.
— Preston Maring, MD, Medical Director of Outside Services, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Oakland
Mollie Katzen’s work is the exemplar of a healthful cooking style that has no dogma and offers no
— The New York Times
Highly recommended for new cooks.
— Library Journal
Katzen's enthusiasm for the subject and her ability to keep the proceedings truly simple makes for the rare beginner's book that accomplishes its mission.
— Publisher's Weekly on Get Cooking, Starred Review
Mollie Katzen's name has become practically synonymous with vegetarian cooking… Consider this book your go-to manual for sides this holiday season.
— The Associated Press on The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without
The exuberant author of the Moosewood Cookbook
, sprightly and inspired, always sounds like a talented chum sharing her family favorites.