An new all-vegan cooking show, “The Jazzy Vegetarian” will be televised in a dozen states on public broadcasting this autumn. Thirteen episodes have so far been produced. Its host, Laura Theodore, says:
There needs to be a show that takes classic American meals and makes them vegan. A show where anybody can look at it and say, ‘That’s something I make on a regular basis, and now I can make it vegan for my family, and they’re going to love it.’
The Oregonian’s Grant Butler has a terrific interview with Theodore. If this show succeeds, it’ll put the heat on the Food Network to develop something comparable, rather than spewing out another rehash of the usual Man vs. Rachel Ray’s Restaurant Nightmares with Anthony Bourdain crapola. As a community, we need to be stepping up and publicizing this show however we can to make sure it’s a great success.
The show will be broadcast by stations in California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Here’s a PDF of all stations and dates.