Del Sroufe's passion for cooking began at eight years old and never faded. In 1989 he went to work for one of Columbus' premier vegetarian restaurants, the King Avenue Coffeehouse, where he honed his craft as a baker and chef. Sroufe opened Del's Bread, a vegan bakery, before beginning vegan meal delivery service in 2001, serving eclectic plant-based cuisine to Columbus residents. During this time, he developed what became a very popular cooking class series, sharing many of the delicious recipes he had created over the years. In 2006, Sroufe joined Wellness Forum Foods as co-owner and chef, where he continued the tradition of delivering great tasting, plant-based meals to clients in Columbus as well as throughout the continental U.S. Sroufe also joined The Wellness Forum as a member where, after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting, he has lost over 200 pounds on a low fat, plant-based diet. He continues to teach cooking classes at local venues like Whole Foods, Community Recreation Centers, and The Wellness Forum. Sroufe is the author of Forks Over Knives--The Cookbook, a vegan cookbook companion to the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. LeAnne Campbell, PhD, lives in Durham, North Carolina. She has been preparing meals based on a whole-food, plant-based diet for almost 20 years. Campbell has raised two sons--Steven and Nelson, now 18 and 17--on this diet. As a working mother, she has found ways to prepare quick and easy meals without using animal products or adding fat.
"Del is a genius with food, and even my carnivorous friends are fans of his cuisine. This cookbook makes the best of plant-based eating available to everyone!" --Pamela A. popper, Ph.D., N.D., featured in Forks Over Knives and president and founder of The Wellness Forum "Another delicious winner from the talented Chef Del Sroufe. This delightful, step-by-step recipe collection makes it easy, tasty and totally doable for anyone to adopt a plant-based diet... Fun, filling, fabulous and festive--The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook will make a welcome addition in everyone's kitchen!" --Laura Theodore, "The Jazzy Vegetarian"