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About Marie Oser

Marie Oser is a best selling author, syndicated columnist, and lecturer specializing in health and nutrition, with an emphasis the plant based diet. Her popular weekly column, The Enlightened Kitchen, has been gaining readership steadily since it's debut in the Philadelphia Inquirer on October 10, 1999 in one of the top newspapers in the country, the Philadelphia Inquirer. The goal of this informative column, as in all of her work, is to encourage and support health conscious vegetarian, vegan, and mainstream consumers looking for ideas, information and enticing recipes that cut the fat and eliminate cholesterol. This innovative, newspaper column is distributed nationally by King Features Syndicate. This is the first and only plant based food column that has run consecutively in a major metropolitan market and the first to be nationally syndicated.

Marie left a career in television advertising to pursue her interest in fine food, health and nutrition, and specializes in developing original recipes that are entirely free of animal products. Her work has been endorsed by many prominent medical and nutrition professionals like Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. John McDougall who value her common sense approach to gourmet fare from appetizer to dessert! Marie is a soyfoods specialist proficient in producing innovative consumer recipes and commercial formulas. She hosts a popular discussion board: Soy Talk with Marie Oser at http://www.vegsource.com, a site with over a million visitors each month.

Drawing on the expertise of food scientists and biochemists, Marie has developed a reputation as a talented and knowledgeable gourmet. Excellent communication skills, developed through years in television advertising and production, have contributed to a successful career as a writer, cookbook author, and manufacturers' consultant. Marie is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Food technologists. She has applied her knowledge and experience with the well-balanced plant based diet to developing the Mori-Nu Tofu Hero line of dry mixes that turn a box of silken tofu into a wholesome and delicious meal in minutes!

Marie has been interviewed on television and radio across the country, on networks such as ABC, and National Public Radio and appears regularly on the the Discovery Channel.

Born in Philadelphia, Marie lives in southern California where she continues to write her weekly column, developing innovative plant-based meals for consumers and commercial formulas for her expanding product lines.

Vegetarian since 1971, Marie teaches classes in healthy gourmet cuisine, at cooking schools, and medical centers in the Los Angeles area, such as Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She is a well liked speaker, conducting seminars at culinary institutes such as the the American Culinary Federation, and Westlake Culinary Institute, and universities such as Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Luscious Low-Fat Desserts, (89 recipes, 4 grams of fat or less) Chariot Publishing,1994. Delectable desserts; very low in fat, and dairy and cholesterol free. Soy Of Cooking, (172 recipes from appetizer to dessert, 5 grams of fat or less) John Wiley & Sons, Inc 1998. A gourmet guide to preparing exceptional meals that incorporate soyfoods, rich in nutrients, antioxidents, and powerful phytochemicals into the diet. More Soy Cooking Healthful Renditions of Classic Traditional Meals, (170 recipes from appetizer to dessert, 5 grams of fat or less) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000.