Today, host Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian,  chats with Suzan Colón who is the author of Cherries in Winter: My Family’s Recipe for Hope in Hard Times, published in paperback by Anchor. We’ll share fabulous veganized recipes of family favorites. Suzan has written cover stories, personal essays, and food features for O, the Oprah Magazine; Marie Claire; Jane; Details; Harper’s Bazaar; Seventeen; The Advocate; Mademoiselle; Rolling Stone; and other magazines. The list of celebrities Suzan has interviewed includes Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Natalie Portman, Renee Zellweger, Janet Jackson, Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Pamela Anderson, Christian Slater, Benjamin Bratt, Julie Newmar, and her mother’s personal favorite, Tom Jones. Suzan was one of the first editors hired to form Jane Magazine, where she wrote celebrity cover stories and relationship features. In 2000, Suzan became a contributing editor at both Mademoiselle and Latina magazines. In 2005, Suzan launched Cosmo Radio for Cosmopolitan Magazine and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and was then brought in as a writer and editor at O, the Oprah Magazine. It was during her time at O that Suzan began writing the personal and food essays that would become the basis of Cherries in Winter. Suzan, who has also been a yoga instructor and a bartender, met her husband and chief recipe tester Nathan on a yoga retreat. They live in Hudson County in New Jersey with two rescued cats.