Mollie Katzen is best known as the award-winning author/illustrator of the hand-lettered classics, Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. A 2007 inductee into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame, Mollie is largely credited with helping to move plant-based cuisine from the fringe to the center of the American dinner plate. Her other books include a trilogy for kids (dubbed “the gold standard of children’s cookbooks ” by the New York Times) and collaboration with Walter Willett, MD of the Harvard School of Public Health, Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less. Her 12th book The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 2013) is a 500-page tome, reflecting the evolution of her own cooking, lavishly illustrated with her own watercolors, photos, and collages. Mollie lives in Northern California, where she grows (and eats) a lot of kale and continues drawing pictures.