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What Does It Mean To Go Vegan?

Rachel Paroan

Americans are showing more and more interest in plant-based foods. Some are just sampling, some are replacing all meat, fish and dairy in their diets. Our guests today want to entice you!

Restaurateurs Naijha Wright-Brown and Sam Claassen have organized “Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week,” Feb. 7 through Feb. 23. They talk about flavor and texture and the community of a meal --and why a restaurant doesn’t have to be all-vegan to take part. Plus Dr. Neal Barnard on his new book: "Your Body in Balance: the New Science of Food, Hormones and Health."

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'