Chef Mark and Loretta Zedella with Dr. T. Colin Campbell at the Columbus screening of  the film, "PlantPure Nation." Chef Mark was the local ambassador for this event.

The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. This movie has fostered a grass-roots movement of "pods" across the country and around the world. A Pod is a network of independent groups in a town, city or region, working together to spread the message of plant­based nutrition. These groups help to educate people on the connections of a plant­based lifestyle to our health, the environment, farming, animal welfare, and food and health inequities, while creating resources and community that help people who have decided to live plant-­based. The intent of PlantPure in building these Pods is not to compete with existing organizations but to join with them, enabling people and organizations that have worked separately in the past to come together into a more unified force to make change in local communities.

Click here to learn more about this incredible movement, or to join the Plantastic Columbus group. 


The Duke of Fork hits the airwaves.

I am so happy and honored to make several cooking demonstration appearances recently on 10TV in Columbus. Click on the links below to view the segments online. 

Sunday, July 24: Cooking with the Seasons: Watermelon Gazpacho

Sunday, June 26: Dairy-Free Desserts: No-Bake Cherry Crisp 

Sunday, April 10: Cooking for Earth Day- Black Bean and Edamame Sliders

Saturday, March 26: National Nutrition Month: Superfood Salad

Sunday, February 14: Heart Health Month, Sweet Pepper and Coconut Corn Chowder

PLANTPURE RADIO PODCAST: LIsten to a podcast in which I was interviewed by Lee Fulkerson, writer/director of the movie "Forks Over Knives" and co-writer of "PlantPure Nation." We discuss how and why I became a plant-based chef as well as my personal story of going plant-based. The podcast wraps up with my tips on how to make the switch to a healthy, plant-based way of life and advice for aspiring chefs. Click here to listen (scroll down to June 28) to the podcast (appx. 50 minutes.)