Jan 02 2011


Published by Christine



The Flexitarian Cook is French-born Christine Susskind, an avid cook who is also a collage artist (see for yourself at christinesusskind.com), a teacher, a linguist, a mother of two, and a lion tamer. All of these things are true, except for one. You decide.


What is a flexitarian cook, you ask? Let’s get out of the way any preconceived notion that it involves complex yoga poses while baking (which sounds like a trip to the emergency room, if you ask me). Being flexitarian simply means relying on a plant-based diet most of the time, as vegetarians do, but without necessarily giving up  meat or poultry or fish completely.  A flexitarian is someone who understands that the daily consumption of meat is fraught with health and environmental issues (please go read Michael Pollan for more on this topic), and prefers to eat more plants more often. That juicy steak or that roasted chicken is great as long as it plays a supporting role in your diet, and doesn’t hog the attention at the dinner table every day of the week. Moderation’s the word.

In short, flexitarians cook for everyone, be they vegetarians or omnivores, and (this is a little-known fact) will do almost anything for a piece of chocolate.


Christine’s teenage daughter became a vegetarian a few years ago at the age of 11, but (importantly) the rest of the family did not. Since cooking two different meals every night was not an option, a little research on nutrition and a reassessment of what it means to eat well led to meals that occasionally incorporate meat or poultry as a side dish, but focus mostly on vegetables and grains.

Christine’s friends and family have been asking her for quite a long while to put together a book of her favorite recipes, and this blog is a partial answer to this; a book will follow – hang in there for now, ok?

Are you looking for WHEN, WHERE and HOW? What a coincidence, so are we!

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  1. Sandion 05 Feb 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Chris! I like your blog! Stacy told me about it since I’m not on Facebook.
    How’s the snow? This would have been a good year to visit FL! It’s not too late?!

    love to everyone!

  2. Christineon 05 Feb 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you! Glad you’re enjoying the blog. The snow is awful, as you might imagine!

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