One Huge Veg Food Fair & Vegan Porn’s Successor

Tune in for an aural guide to the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 23rd Annual Food Fair (September 7, 8, and 9), the largest event of its kind in North America. With 100+ exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, a well-stocked food tent, and samples a plenty, the TVA Food Fair provides an ample opportunity to acquaint the new, veteran, and veg-curious with a diversity of foods, products, and perspectives. This year’s special guests include José Etcheverry (research and policy analyst for the David Suzuki Foundation), Beverley Edwards-Miller (Ontario Regional Coordinator for the Coronary Health Improvement Project), Brendan Brazier (2003 and 2006 Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, and author of Thrive), Sarah Kramer (co-/author of How it All VeganThe Garden of Vegan, and La Dolce Vegan), Jackie Liew (host of The Cooking Rendezvous, which features easy Asian veggie meals), Jennifer Cornbleet (raw food chef and instructor), Harold Brown (ex-“beef” farmer and Outreach Coordinator for Farm Sanctuary), among others.

Then, we connect with Taste Better’s Jason Doucette. We’ll hear why Vegan Porn (Jason’s very popular, long-standing veg news and satire site) made its quiet exit a while ago, and the inspiration behind the new site and vision. Still relishing absurdity, Taste Better combines humorous news commentary with some very creative outreach efforts. In addition to Jason’s unique take on veg and animal-related news, the site features such perennial favourites as the Vegan Booze list, a new “The Colour of Money” column, The Eazy Vegan (a cooking program, with AngelA), and “Taste This”, a newsletter for those interested in further Taste Better goodies.

We’ll also pick Jason’s brain about Internet activism, community-building, and ways to meet challenges with a grin. He’ll also share some of the funniest stories, and how he’s somehow conquered the need for sleep. Rather than an idle “joke-of-the-day” site, Taste Better offers a thoughtful and witty take on some troubling issues, while refreshing its readers and providing an antidote to regular news sites.

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