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“Cooking To Save The Planet” with Christina Pirello at the American Vegan Center in Old City

UPDATE! This has been postponed until November – see Christina’s Instagram.

For Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd, the American Vegan Center is pleased to welcome back Emmy-award-winning TV chef Christina Pirello. The longtime host of Christina Cooks on PBS, she is also the author of the classic Cooking the Whole Foods Way and other popular vegan books. Her latest is Back To the Cutting Board: The Macroterranean Way Volume 1 and 2.

In “Cooking To Save The Planet,” Christina Pirello will demonstrate the making of earth-friendly foods that sacrifice nothing in flavor. Attendees will get an opportunity to sample fresh planet-based treats such as Crispy Chickpea Salad with Mint, Orecchiette with Potatoes and Arugula, and Carrot Almond Cake.

“Many people are still largely unaware of the role of animal agriculture in climate change, water pollution, soil degtradation and the loss of wildlife species,” said Vance Lehmkuhl, director of the American Vegan Center. “Eating entirely plant-based is one step we can take to do something positive for the earth, and there’s no one better to inspire us to do so than Christina Pirello.”

The event will be masked (except when eating samples) and requires registration in advance. Register here.

The American Vegan Center, located at 17 N. 2nd Street in Old City, serves both visitors and the local community with information on all aspects of vegan living. It was opened in late 2021 by the American Vegan Society, the longest-running vegan organization in the United States. In addition to offering magazines, vegan foods, T-shirts and more, the AVC aims to educate and inspire with in-person events. The Center strives to make eating vegan and going vegan easier and more accessible to all.

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