More About the Author
The Green Gourmet is Lori Jane Stewart - an American author known for her books on food, wine, diet and nutrition. She is the writer of many international bestselling books including 'The Green Gourmet Organic Diet Book' and '50 Low Carb Brown Bag Lunch Recipes.'
Lori has a passion for good food and fine wine. She loves cooking and creating recipes using easily available fresh and healthy ingredients, and especially with with local organic fresh produce.
She lives in San Francisco along with her husband and two daughters.
Early Life and Interests:
Lori was born in Carmel-by-the-sea California in 1977. Her mother was a chef at a local seafood restaurant, and inspired by the rich cultural diversity of Carmel and her mother's experimentation with food, Lori developed an interest in cooking at an early age.
At the age of fifteen, Lori met Sarah at school. Sarah's father was the owner of a renowned wine bar, and would ferry the girl to ad from school, when he would regale them with tales of fine wine, vineyards and often tales of the local vintners too! After graduating, Sarah's father offered Lori a job at his wine bar. This was where Lori learned about different types of wines and their distinguishing taste and properties. By this time, Lori had become an excellent cook. Her job at the bar gave her an opportunity to experiment with the use of wine in her food.
In 1999, Lori met Ryan, a video game programmer and wine enthusiast. They married in 2002 and moved to his hometown of San Francisco, where now live with two beautiful daughters, Sandy and Emily. Both girls have inherited the passion for food and cooking and they love to spend their weekends in the kitchen, watching and learning from their mother. Sandy, now eight, according to Ryan, is already a master baker and makes delicious cupcakes - under her mother's watchful eyes!
Ryan and Lori are both lovers of natural and organic food, and enjoy travelling to different regions to try the local specialities. On one such trip to Michigan, they helped an animal rescue organization save an abandoned greyhound found stuck in an icy lake, who they later adopted. Since then, Charlie has become a beloved member of their family who loves nothing better than their regular trips to the beach at Carmel.
Writing Career and Popular Work:
Since her days in the wine bar, Lori had a habit of writing down her recipes in her diary, and she had amassed a huge collection of unique, healthy and delicious recipes. On discovering Lori's secret recipe book, Sarah and Ryan encouraged Lori to get her work published. With great help and encouragement coming from Ryan and family, she acquired the technical knowledge and confidence to publish her own books.
Lori's first book 'The Green Gourmet Organic Diet Book' was an international bestseller in the health and nutrition category. The book got a full five star rating and excellent consumer reviews on Amazon. After the success of her first book, Lori continues to publish Green Gourmet food guides and recipe books, all of which can be found on this site.
The distinguishing factor of Lori's work is the mass appeal of her books. Her books and recipes cater to vegetarians, meat lovers, weight-watchers and epicures alike. Through her books, Lori strives to share her love of good food and wine with everyone.
Sandy and Emily, like their father, are extremely encouraging and cooperative as well. Looking at their passion and talent, Lori has no doubt about passing down the torch to them.