Category Archives: Interviews

Interview with Fran Costigan

Recently, at Whole Food’s (Devon, PA) 18th Anniversary, we had the pleasure to interview Fran Costigan, the queen of vegan desserts. Fran is a nationally recognized culinary instructor, author, consultant, recipe developer and innovative pastry chef who marries healthy eating with sumptuous tastes. Fran’s latest book, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally, offers a complete […]

Interview with Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary

Interview with Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary from James Lucas on Vimeo.     On July 30, 2011 we had the pleasure of meeting Gene Baur in person and interviewing him. Gene is the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary (the first animal rescue organization dedicated to farmed animals), animal rights activist and best-selling author. Gene is on Farm Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary Speaking […]

Interview with Issa Ostrander from Mompops

We went to Chester County’s 32nd Annual Restaurant Festival, in West Chester, PA, to interview Issa Ostrander from Mompops. We first met Issa at the Whole Foods Market Devon’s 18th Anniversary and absolutely love that Mompops are 100% vegan! As they say on their site “They are all made from easy to spell and pronounce ingredients such as; fresh […]

Interview with Leaping Bunny

Vivisection. Just the thought of the pain and suffering animals endure for the testing of our consumer products makes me upset and angry. It’s something that has been an important issue for me for many years prior to becoming vegan. Thankfully, The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program also finds vivisection […]

Interview with Paul Shapiro from HSUS

While we were at DC VegFest we interviewed Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the US (HSUS). HSUS doesn’t work solely for the benefit of pets and wild life, they also have a division specifically devoted to farmed animal protection. Watch this informative interview with Paul to learn more about […]

Interview with Thais da Silva from Dia Doce

We went to Chester County’s 32nd Annual Restaurant Festival, in West Chester, PA, to interview Thais da Silva from Dia Doce (sweet day in Portuguese). Dia Doce specializes in traditional cupcakes made with mostly local ingredients. They always have at least four gluten-free vegan cupcake flavors with them wherever they go, but they can make any of […]

James and Chris Lucas: Why We Started Grape Cat

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podbean Here is Chris and James’ journey from Carnivores to Vegan Entrepreneurs. They talk about why they wanted to start the Bucks County Vegan Supper Club and Grape Cat Online Vegan Fashion and Accessories Store. Please email questions or comments to the Grape Cat Fashion and Business Podcast. Grape Cat is looking for more vegan business owners […]