About the Author
MATTHEW RUSCIGNO, M.P.H., R.D., holds two degrees in nutrition and is past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to his public health work, Matthew has a private practice and works closely with vegan athletes. An athlete himself, he has raced “The World's Toughest Iron-Distance Triathlon” in Eidfjord, Norway, ultra-marathons, and 24-hour mountain bike races. He is a 3-time finisher of the Furnace Creek 508, a 500-mile non-stop bike race that National Geographic calls the 8th hardest race in the world. Matthew contributed to the bestseller Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
JOSHUA PLOEG has been a vegan personal chef/caterer, writer, and punk musician since the 1990s. He has spent the last ten years touring the United States and the world, cooking in varied and interesting circumstances from place to place. He has penned several cookbooks, including This Ain't No Picnic, In Search of the Lost Taste, and Something Delicious This Way Comes: Spellbinding Vegan Cookery. He has also contributed recipes and columns to various publications including Brooklyn's Satyamagazine.