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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Char Nolan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to cou… Read More.



When did using oil in every dish start? Every cooking show I watch on tv has so much oil. I'm oil free now and love it. When will chefs on tv learn about this way to cook? Do you think oil free cooking will become mainstream?

— Janet Pearson


So perhaps some of you follow Tabitha Brown the sensation of the vegan world who has over a million followers on her social media and she has a clothing line at Target and now she's going to have the first Vegan Cooking Show on the Food Network. She cooks with a lot of oil and a lot of processed food. so I don't know about the answer to that. I always think that many of the plant-based no oil chefs who I know should have their own cooking shows. I think part of our role is to be a beacon and a voice in this community so that we can let people know how delicious food can be. For example, I happen to love Lydia Bastianich. I'm enchanted with the way that she cooks and her wonderful stories about her and her mom. Um, but she uses a lot of oil. The other thing that you have to remember is that a lot of these cooking shows are supported by olive oil companies. So, of course, you know, you don't see the you don't see the kale Council doing commercials on PBS or whatever. So keep on fighting the good no oil fight and you know stick with like-minded people because I think in the end we are going to be a really really healthy group. We might be a small group, but we're gonna be a really healthy group and I really appreciate your insights Janet because this is one of the questions that I think about all of the time, so, thank you very much.
Char Nolan

Char Nolan

Chef Instructor