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Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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**Early Life and Career Beginnings**:
– Raised in Brooklyn, New York
– Dropped out of The High School of Music & Art
– Majored in fine art
– Drawn to the punk rock scene of the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the late 1980s
– Embraced vegetarianism and then veganism
– Volunteered with Food Not Bombs, an anarchist organization
– Started her career in the 1990s

**Professional Achievements**:
– Named one of the 21 Plant-Based Chefs You Need To Know by Tasting Table in 2023
– Listed as one of the 37 Creative Chefs Crafting the Future of Vegan Food by VegNews
– Received awards for her cookbooks
– Created the Post Punk Kitchen cooking show
– Opened the Modern Love restaurant in Omaha in 2014
– Expanded with a second location in Brooklyn in 2016

**Cookbooks and Culinary Influence**:
– Success of The Post Punk Kitchen led to the compilation of Vegan with a Vengeance in 2005
– Food & Wine listed Veganomicon and Isa Does It as best vegan cookbooks in 2023
– VegNews named several of Moskowitz’s cookbooks in the Top 100 Vegan Cookbooks of All Time in 2024
– Published various cookbooks from 2005 to 2019
– Released Fake Meat: Real Food For Vegan Appetites in 2023
– Known for her innovative and accessible vegan recipes

**Activism and Advocacy**:
– Vocal opponent of humane meat
– Promotes animal rights through Culinary Activism or Baketivism
– Organized vegan bake sales for fundraising after the 2010 Haiti earthquake
– Raised over $75,000 through vegan bake sales
– Combines culinary skills with activism to advocate for veganism

**Legacy and Impact**:
– Played a significant role in popularizing vegan cuisine
– Advocates for animal rights and ethical eating
– Influences the way people approach vegan cooking
– Empowers individuals to make conscious food choices
– Continues to inspire a new generation of cooks to explore plant-based cuisine

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is an American vegan chef, cookbook author, former host of the vegan community access cooking show Post Punk Kitchen, and restaurateur.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Moskowitz in Omaha, Nebraska, 2010
Born (1973-02-03) February 3, 1973 (age 51)
Culinary career
Cooking styleVegan
Television show(s)
Award(s) won
  • VegNews Veggie Award: Favorite Cookbook Author (2007–10)
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