Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of “Kitchen Divided”

Ellen Jaffe Jones—the running coach, cooking instructor and author of the enormously popular book, “Eat Vegan On $4 A Day”—discusses her new book, “Kitchen Divided: Vegan Dishes For Semi-Vegan Households.” kitchen-dividedShe begins the conversation by reviewing a bit about “Eat Vegan On $4 A Day” (which we’d discussed  3572645  in her previous appearance on the show: Nov. 23, 2011), including why she thinks the book took off the way it did. Jones also addresses the reaction to “Kitchen Divided,” so far (it was published in June or 2013), and her impetus for writing it. She explains about her own kitchen divided, noting her husband is not vegan, and her grown daughters aren’t either (though one is a vegetarian). Because this interview took place on the eve of Thanksgiving, Jones discusses some scenarios—and recipes—from “Kitchen Divided” she thinks would be particularly apt for a day that, for many, revolves around eating. She also touches on the mixed response that can greet something like this week’s announcement that Al Gore has gone vegan, a quick glimpse of what her next book will be about, and more.     (http://vegcoach.com,  www.facebook.com/KitchenDivided)

COMEDY CORNER: Dana Gould’s “Animal Aftercare” (portion)   (www.danagould.com)

MUSIC: Rebekah Pulley’s “Talking Animals Theme,” Cat Stevens’  “I Love My Dog,” instrumentals

NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE:  Clarence Gatemouth Brown’s  “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens”

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About the author
Duncan Strauss is the producer-host of “Talking Animals,” which he launched at KUCI in California in 2003, combining his passions for animals, radio, journalism, music and comedy. The show has aired since late 2005 on Tampa’s WMNF. Strauss lives in Jupiter Farms, FL with his family, including four cats, two horses and one dog. He spends each day talking to those animals, and maintains they talk right back to him, an as yet unverified claim.

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