jason wrobel
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Entertainment, Film/TV, Vegan
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Photo: The Cooking Channel

Get ready vegan foodies. The Cooking Channel is starting off the new year by diving headfirst into the world of veganism with their new show on plant based cooking, “How To Live To 100″.

With the first episode airing on Sunday January 6th at 8pm, we hope they’ll catch the newly converted vegans and vegan-curious who made it their new years resolution to drop animal products from their diet. And of course, the hordes of vegans who love watching cooking shows, but up until now have been forced to suffer through recipes filled with cream, meat, and eggs, and then figure out how to convert them into creature-free recipes.

The show features chef Jason Wrobel as he cooks up delicious and beautiful plant based dishes made with super food ingredients. To get a preview, you can already see some of his recipes online including cilantro lime pesto pasta, black bean chickpea salad, coconut yogurt with fresh figs and apples. Super yum. We especially love that Wrobel has an expertise in raw cooking.

As for testimonials, Wrobel counts among his fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, and Russell Simmons.

Will you be checking out the new (and first) mainstream vegan cooking show? We will. Not just to see Wrobel and whatever delicious-ness he decides to whip up, but also to make clear to The Cooking Channel that the public loves all things vegan and wants to support plant based cooking programming.


About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • bettebean

    I have it set to record already, he’s a very animated guy on his Youtube channel, so the show should be good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001639970874 Joelle OBryan

      I just set my DVR :) I’ve been emailing constantly for a vegetarian, vegan show ! and they’re finally doing it.

  • http://twitter.com/GiveFelicity Felicity

    So excited for this! Letting all my veg friends know.

  • Robert Stanford

    For years I HAVEN’T watched the cooking channel b/c I’m so sick of all the disgusting meat dishes they cook up. Finally there’s a reason to tune in! I’m DVR’ing it now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mingz.eclecticcreations Mingz Eclecticcreations


  • http://www.facebook.com/BlackKat29 Kathi Mcgrath

    there may be hope that even Chopped could cut down on the disgusting things they find to eat!

  • jicksta

    Hope I can buy/pirate these episodes online somewhere!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000165213892 Barry Combess

    YES, finally, and I’m gonna be watching and taking notes.

  • http://ecovegangal.com/ Eco-Vegan Gal


  • jedsa

    This is a special and not a series, right?

  • Bridgitte

    I found the host annoying and it was really hard to watch. I’ll be checking out the recipies on the Cooking Channel website, but I won’t watch the show again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mingz.eclecticcreations Mingz Eclecticcreations

    Good to know..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624811215 Robert Douglas Peat MacKie

    boooo – i was all happy until i realized it was a once-only special show and not an ongoing series, making it a great big ‘who cares?’ for me

  • Deborah

    This is fantastic and the time is so right for a vegan cooking show to watch. Love it.

  • Islandvegan

    I’m so excited for this show!