About JPM

Justin P. Moore – author & artist of The Lotus and the Artichoke – Vegan Recipes from World Adventures

Hey, I’m Justin P. Moore! I was born and raised in the United States and the Marshall Islands. I work as an artist, designer, translator, and teacher and have been based in Berlin, Germany since 2001.

I’ll be posting recipes, stories, photography and artwork about my years in kitchens around the world. Some are recipes converted from traditional cuisines, some are experiments, many are trusty standbys which I’ve worked with since going vegetarian in 1990.

My travels have brought me to over 40 countries, through many kitchens, hundreds of meals from street carts, generous families, fancy and not-so-fancy restaurants. I pick up and work with new foods, techniques and flavors wherever I go.

In October 2012, I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund my vegan cookbook project. The first edition of The Lotus and the Artichoke cookbook was printed in December 2012. (Here’s where to order the cookbook in English).

In June 2013, the German edition of The Lotus and the Artichoke was published.

Currently, I’m busy promoting both the English and German editions of my cookbook – including a book tour and cooking demos, helping others with awesome crowdfunding projects (mostly food & art related), planning life and travel adventures for 2013, and of course: cooking up even more great recipes in the kitchen.

22 thoughts on “About JPM

  1. Really looking forward to the cookbook in November!! The wife and I have been trying to expand our diet and dinner choices and this will be the perfect touch.. Thanks!!

    • Thanks, Matt! Tell me if you get around to trying any of the recipes, I dig feedback. As for the lens…. errr… I’m not gonna lie. I’m using the kit 18-55mm on the EOS 600D I recently got. Will invest in a fancier lens next year. A pity my old stuff from my ancient 35mm SLR don’t work for it! :-)

    • Hi Charu, Thanks! My stays in India have always been times of learning and growth– especially for my kitchen and culinary sensibilities. I’m glad you like the vedic touches… I cook vedic style a lot, and know many others who do, too, so it just seemed natural to me to include the suggestions.

  2. Wow, this website is amazing!!! I too am from the US, and lived and worked in Berlin for 3 years. I lived in Canada after that and now live and work in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I do not enjoy cooking, however, but I love to eat! I’ve been vegetarian all my life and in July 2012 have gone vegan. Your site will help a lot with this transition by providing much needed variety in our meals. Thanks! :)

  3. Hi Justin,

    Stumbled upon your website today. It’s fantastic! I’m a big fan of vegetarian cooking. I will definately try out a couple of the recipes and give some feedback.

    Take care,


  4. Justin, we have been making your recipes since we received your cookbook from your Kickstarter and I must say the recipes are some of the most flavorful, delicious dishes my wife and I have ever eaten. Your Paneer Makhani might be might favorite recipe of all-time. Thank you for putting it all together. Keep going! All the best,

    Jonathan (and Katie) Auyer

    • Jonathan, I’m happy to hear you’re both enjoying the recipes, and am flattered by your words. I remember your name from the Kickstarter campaign. That Paneer Makhani recipe is so fun! I originally created it for my brother – it’s since become a hit well beyond the family. Btw, just took a look at your site. Cool! :)

  5. Hi Justin, happy to be passed to your blog. very interesting your site. I’m also a traveling. For some time, I left my Italy and around the world. I’m a vegan chef and I write recipes and fortunately I know interesting people during my travels. I’m vegan for the respect of the animals, but by the time I realized it was good enough for me. We are in contact. Every a good trip… awesome!!! :)

    • Hello Eduardo, I just looked at your site! Very cool– we have similar passions, indeed. I especially enjoyed your India photos and the shots from Morocco. I hope we can cross paths and meet one day somewhere… in Germany, Italy… or somewhere on the road!

  6. Hi Justin,
    Kann ich dein neues Mexiko-Kochbuch auch hier ordern? Gerne wieder mit Widmung und einem T-Shirts in Gr. L?

    Danke und liebe Grüße

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