International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo

32nd World Vegetarian Congress 1996
[Vegetarian Summerfest '96: A World Vegetarian Congress]

Pictures and Comments from the Cybercafe

It's wonderful to be with people from around the world who share the same ideas.

Ken Bergeron
Gold medalist at the 1992 International Culinary Olympics. Culinary instructor and catering consultant.
Connecticut, USA

[Ken Bergeron]

[Joanne and Michael Stepaniak] Longtime vegan couple is seeking employment opportunities anywhere in the U.S., Canada, or elsewhere in vegan education, food preparation, public speaking, administration, etc. Extensive experience in all areas. Resumes sent upon request. Please contact us at P.O. Box 82663, Swissvale, PA 15218. Thanks!

Joanne and Michael Stepaniak
Joanne Stepaniak, MSEd, is author of The UnCheese Cookbook, Table for Two, and other books, and is an instructor of vegan/vegetarian cooking classes.

Michael Stepaniak has a BA in environmental conservation, is co-author of annual music festival guidebooks, and has previously managed commercial hydroponic farming operation.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

This is a wonderful experience. I love being here with so many vegetarians! I definitely plan to do it again! In addition to all of the fun and education, I'm getting lots of ideas which will help me expand my vegetarian cooking business.

Nancy Sussman
Vancouver, Washington, USA

[Nancy Sussman]

[Muriel Golde] I have been a board member of NAVS since 1977. I write a column for Vegetarian Voice, Golde's Gourmet Kitchen. I'm a lifetime vegetarian. I am happy to see vegetarianism finally being accepted as a valid life choice.

Muriel Golde, MA, MS, MLS
Vegetarian Voice food editor, author of Vegetarian Cooking for a Better World. Founder of Indian River Vegetarian Society.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA

Owner of Delights Of The Garden restaurants and author of uncook book of the same name. Publisher of Veggieguide DC and Atlanta.

Imar Hutchins
Washington, DC, USA

[Imar Hutchins]

[Fran Costigan] Great conference, super folks, info and food. I love teaching here!!

Chef/owner of For Goodness Cakes, positively delicious voluptuous virtuous vegan treats handmade in small batches with love and sustainably grown organic ingredients. Shipping is available.

Culinary instructor (Natural Gourmet Cooking School, private classes, traveling teacher), counsultant, recipe developer, published free-lance food writer, etc etc...

Fran Costigan
Chef/owner of vegan catering & consulting company. Instructor at the Natural Gourmet Cooking School.
New York City, USA