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Joanne Molinaro

I veganize Korean food. I Koreanize everything else.

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I VEGANIZE KOREAN FOOD.
I KOREANIZE EVERYTHING ELSE.

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With over 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. 

Advocate for BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights, and democracy.

Hi, Meet Joanne.
The Korean Vegan.

Appearing on The Rich Roll Podcast was a dream come true! Way back in 2015 (before we went vegan), Anthony and I read Rich’s amazing book, Finding Ultra, and subsequently became big fans of the RRP. Needless to say, Rich has had quite the influence on my life, so this was an absolute thrill, one of the highlights of my career. 

MEET JOANNE

With over 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. 

Hi, Meet Joanne.
The Korean Vegan.

Advocate for BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights, and democracy.

CBS’s The Dish with host Jeff Glor came to our house in Chicago in October 2021. We discussed my family story, going vegan, my videos, my first book, and Soondooboo Chigae! I had the best time chatting with Jeff and I love revisiting this piece to see our old kitchen and family room.

MEET JOANNE

With over 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. 

Hi, Meet Joanne.
The Korean Vegan.

Advocate for BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights, and democracy.

I've loved PBS for as long as I can remember, so what a thrill it was to sit down with Jeffery Brown for PBS' arts and culture series, CANVAS. In addition to my book, we chat about my videos and the immigrant story in the United States. Loved this one!

MEET JOANNE

With over 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. 

Hi, Meet Joanne.
The Korean Vegan.

Advocate for BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights, and democracy.

I've had the good fortune to appear on Live With Kelly and Mark (and earlier Kelly and Ryan) THREE times. I can't believe it1 Here is the most recent one, from June 16, 2023, where I show Kelly and Mark how to make Korean BBQ “Meatball” sandwiches.

MEET JOANNE

With over 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. 

Hi, MEET Joanne.
THe korean vegan.

Advocate for BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights, and democracy.

MEET JOANNE

With over 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. 

Advocate for BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights, and democracy.

MEET JOANNE

With over 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. 

Advocate for BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights, and democracy.

A LAWYER BY DAY, LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER BY MORNING, AND AUTHOR- SLASH-BLOGGER BY NIGHT...,MOLINARO HAS A CHARACTERISTIC EFFICIENCY THAT MADE HER A NATURAL ON THE SHORT-FORM VIDEO PLATFORM.

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Julia Turshen, NY Times Bestselling Cookbook Author of Simply Julia

All of Joanne Lee Molinaro's work reminds us that the best part of any recipe is the story behind it. In her debut cookbook, she shares not only so many wonderful vegan Korean dishes (I want to cook so many things!), she also shares herself and her family with us. We are better for it.

Korean dishes, some traditional and some reimagined, from the home cook and storyteller behind @thekoreanvegan on TikTok.

With the intimate storytelling and stunning photography author Joanne Molinaro has become known for on social media, The Korean Vegan Cookbook celebrates how deeply food and family shape our identity. 

Publisher: Avery Publication Date: October 12, 2021 Pages: 336

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