Ori Shavit

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Ori Shavit

Ori Shavit is an Israeli writer, journalist, Blogger, restaurateur, restaurant critic, and animal rights activist. She runs a popular vegan food blog, "Vegan Girls Have More Fun." Shavit has been noted for her workshops and lectures on vegan cooking and her advocacy for animal rights and veganism.[1]

Shavit studied professional cooking and baking at Bishulim: The Israeli Institute of Culinary Arts in Tel Aviv and began her career as a writer for the Israeli magazine "Al Ha-Shulchan" (On the Table). She committed to veganism after watching a presentation by Gary Yourofsky.[2] Her blog was awarded the Best Food Blog award by Time Out Israel Magazine in 2013[3] and 2014.[4]

Shavit has been noted for her successful efforts to get gourmet restaurants in Israel to include vegan dishes in their menus or to become fully vegan.[2][5] She also founded a restaurant, Miss Kaplan, in Tel Aviv.[6][7][8] Shavit's explanations of the rise of veganism in Israel have been widely quoted in the media.[1][2][9][10][11]

Shavit has worked with the Jewish vegetarian organization Jewish Veg to create a vegan Birthright Israel trip[12] and to teach Jewish students about veganism on United States college campuses.[13]

From 2014 to 2018, Shavit served as chef at the Knesset on Israel's Animal Rights Day and prepared an all-vegan menu.[14][15][16][17][18][19]

In 2014, Time Out Israel named Shavit one of the most influential people on the food and nightlife of Tel Aviv.[20]

In 2015, she was named one of the 50 social heroes of the year by Yedioth Ahronoth.[21][22]

In 2018 she published a cookbook, My Vegan Kitchen.[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b כץ, מאת שירי (20 March 2018). "המטבח הטבעוני שלי: אורי שביט מוציאה ספר בישול ראשון". טיים אאוט (in Hebrew). Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Vegans Create a New Culinary Lifestyle in Israel". Tablet Magazine. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. ^ "The 2013 Food Awards". Time Out Israel.
  4. ^ "The 2014 Food Awards". Time Out Israel. 14 December 2014.
  5. ^ אאוט, מאת מערכת טיים (22 September 2014). "האנשים המשפיעים בתל אביב: אוכל וחיי הלילה". טיים אאוט (in Hebrew). Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  6. ^ "ביקורת מסעדה: מיס קפלן הטבעונית". mako. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  7. ^ "מיס קפלן: פסגת הסקס אפיל של הטבעונות". Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  8. ^ "חדשות טובות לטבעונים: "מיס קפלן" של אורי שביט תיהפך למסעדה". Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  9. ^ "How Israel Became the Global Center of Veganism". The Tower. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  10. ^ "ננוצ'קה הופכת למסעדה טבעונית". וואלה! אוכל (in Hebrew). 2 February 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  11. ^ Holmes, Oliver (17 March 2018). "'There is no kosher meat': the Israelis full of zeal for going vegan". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  12. ^ Starostinetskaya, Anna. "Jewish Veg Launches First Vegan Birthright Trip". VegNews.com. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  13. ^ Labendz, Jacob Ari; Yanklowitz, Shmuly (25 March 2019). Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism: Studies and New Directions. SUNY Press. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-4384-7361-1.
  14. ^ "פרלמנטופו: טבעוני בכנסת". ynet (in Hebrew). 3 March 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  15. ^ "מזנון הכנסת הופך בריא יותר". mako. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Animal Rights Day: Vegan lunch in the MKs' cafeteria, special committee and plenary debates". Knesset News. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Knesset holds special session to mark Animal Rights Day; vegan meal served in MKs' cafeteria". Knesset News. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Knesset Marks Animal Rights Day with Vegan Cuisine". UWI. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Animal Rights Day: Vegan meal served at MKs' cafeteria". Knesset News. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  20. ^ אאוט, מאת מערכת טיים (22 September 2014). "האנשים המשפיעים בתל אביב: אוכל וחיי הלילה". טיים אאוט (in Hebrew). Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  21. ^ "אורי שביט נבחרה לאחת מ-50 הגיבורים של 2015". טבעוניוז | חדשות, טבעונות, כתבות, מתכונים, שחרור בעלי חיים (in Hebrew). 30 December 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  22. ^ "The Vegan Nation". Media Central. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  23. ^ אאוט, מאת מערכת טיים (18 March 2018). "איך תכינו כדורי טופו משגעים: הצצה לספר המתכונים החדש של אורי שביט". טיים אאוט (in Hebrew). Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  24. ^ Jerusalem health festival offers tips for healthy body and mind, retrieved 15 December 2019[non-primary source needed]