Archive | July 2012

London Olympics

Shot of the Olympic stadium

London Olympics

Athletes from across the world are coming to East London – where we produce the show – but what are the vegan perspectives on the Olympic games?

This show:

  • Diana talks to Sandra Hood, who wrote the book on raising vegan children, about carrying the Olympic torch
  • Amazingly, keeping the Olympics supplied with a vegan mince that caters can use as a drop in substitute for ground meat is down to one small company – I visit the father and daughter who are supplying the Olympic games with the vegan option
  • What do the locals think? The staff of the nearest vegan cafe to the games have their say.
  • We fill you in on the stories you might have heard in the media – Venus Williams‘s diet, the Chinese volleyball team, and the use of animals in the opening ceremony

(24 min) Play or download (20MB MP3(other formats) (via iTunes)

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Vegan Cheese: Casein, Casomorphins, and the Daiya Redwoods Vegusto Taste Test

Pizza with three different vegan cheeses on it

Vegan Cheese

What is the secret of making cheese without dairy that stretches and melts?

Is there a cheese addiction?

What’s the past, present, and future of vegan cheese?

And if you brought together the leading vegan cheeses from Europe and the Americas – like Redwoods Cheezly, Vegusto, and Daiya – that aren’t meant to be available in the same country, let alone the same pizza – who would win?

(28 min) Play or download (26 MB MP3(other formats) (via iTunes)

Spoiler warning: the results of the taste test are below the fold.

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Diana Tastes Ian’s 1980’s Style Vegan Cheese

Diana Tastes Ian's 1970s Vegan Cheese

Before Redwoods, or Daiya, or the Uncheese Cookbook, vegan cheese meant cooking a paste with yeast extract. This show, Diana tries it.