Tal Ronnen, the visionary chef behind Crossroads1Crossroads. Webpage. Available: https://www.crossroadskitchen.com. [Accessed 06 September 2023]. and the acclaimed author of The Conscious Cook, a New York Times Bestseller, and Crossroads: Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine2Amazon. Author Profile: Tal Ronnen. Available: https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/Tal-Ronnen/author/B002U4QXK0. [Accessed 06 September 2023]., gained national recognition as the culinary maestro responsible for crafting Oprah Winfrey’s vegan meals during her 21-day cleanse.
Ronnen is the co-creator of Kite Hill3Kite Hill. Webpage. Available: https://www.kite-hill.com. [Accessed 06 September 2023]., board member for Impossible Foods4Impossible Foods. Webpage. Available: https://impossiblefoods.com. [Accessed 06 September 2023]. and catered a multitude of prestigious occasions, including catering Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s wedding, orchestrating a splendid soirée for Arianna Huffington at the Democratic National Convention, and curating a sumptuous dinner for the U.S. Senate.
A distinguished graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Tal imparts his culinary expertise through masterful plant-based workshops conducted for students and staff at Le Cordon Bleu5Le Cordon Bleu. Webpage. Available: https://www.cordonbleu.edu. [Accessed 06 September 2023]. campuses across the nation. His commitment to the art of plant-based cuisine continues to inspire and delight epicureans everywhere.
“Without pushing an agenda (okay, maybe I’ve pushed a bit), I’ve spread a little veganism wherever I’ve gone. I’ve become friends with chefs at the meatiest restaurants you can imagine, and shown them a few things that opened their minds (and their menus) to vegan options. It’s easy to be convincing when the food is delicious. It doesn’t feel like a sacrifice–it feels like a step up.”6Goodreads. Tal Ronnen Quotes. Available: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2964927.Tal_Ronnen. [Accessed 06 September 2023].