Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau with rescued dairy steer at Farm Sanctuary
Born (1970-03-08) March 8, 1970 (age 54)
Occupation(s)American author, speaker, and podcaster

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (born March 8, 1970, in Westfield, New Jersey) is an American author, lecturer,[1][2] TEDx speaker, cultural commentator, and podcaster. Patrick-Goudreau advocates veganism as a means by which to prevent cruelty to animals.[3]


Patrick-Goudreau has written several books, including her first, The Joy of Vegan Baking in 2007 (which was re-issued for the 10-year-anniversary edition in 2017), followed by The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining about which Library Journal wrote, "Her sophisticated but mostly uncomplicated recipes will appeal to nonvegans and vegans alike."[4] Her book Color Me Vegan is organized by color to highlight the phytochemicals in plant foods.[5] Her book The 30-Day Vegan Challenge includes recipes and a "crash course in veganism," according to Bust.[6] The book also addresses the health benefits of being a vegan.[7] The 30-Day Vegan Challenge helps dispel the myth that veganism is about "deprivation and limitations," according to the Oregonian.[8]

Her most recent book, The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat, Meat, Dairy and Eggs," was published by BenBella Books in 2020.

In 2005, Patrick-Goudreau founded the podcast Food for Thought which has been voted "Favorite Podcast" by readers of VegNews for several consecutive years.[9][10] She has another podcast called ANIMALOGY, which examines the animal-related words and expressions we use and what they say about the relationship between human and non-human animals, which is also the topic of her 2020 TEDx talk.[11] Patrick-Goudreau is also a contributor to NPR.[12] She was featured on Vegan Mashup, a show produced for PBS.[13] Patrick-Goudreau has appeared on national and regional TV programs, including CBS with Good Day Sacramento, and FOX where she has shared her knowledge and recipes.[14]

Patrick-Goudreau lives in Oakland, California with her husband David and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.[15]


See also


  1. ^ Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Speaker Profile – Random House Speakers Bureau – The World's Best Speakers Under One Roof. Retrieved on October 18, 2011.
  2. ^ Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's Speaking Events and Booksigning Schedule. Retrieved on March 12, 2015.
  3. ^ King, Barbara J. (August 30, 2012). "Do Vegetarians And Vegans Think They Are Better Than Everyone Else?". NPR. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Sutton, Judith (June 15, 2009). "The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion". Library Journal. 134 (11): 89 – via EBSCOhost.
  5. ^ "Edible Palette". Vegetarian Times (383): 18. March 2011 – via EBSCOhost.
  6. ^ Krosser, Casey. "Let The 30-Day Vegan Challenge Be Your Motivating, Brilliant, Vegan Best Friend". Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "The 30-Day Vegan Challenge". Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Butler, Grant (February 16, 2015). "Got 30 days? That's all the time you need to embark on author's life-changing journey: Going Vegan". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 17, 2017 – via EBSCOhost.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Sedona VegFest celebrates the plant-based diet". AZ Business Magazine. November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Gottfried, Maya (November 4, 2011). "I Am An Imperfect Vegan". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Krypto the Superdog: A Bark for all Non-Human Animals - ComicsVerse". ComicsVerse. May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Choice". The Boston Globe. October 18, 2007. Archived from the original on October 28, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017 – via HighBeam Research.
  13. ^ Kamila, Avery Yale (June 6, 2012). "Natural Foodie: Delicious TV puts spotlight on vegans - Portland Press Herald". Press Herald. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "Press". Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. October 17, 2016. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "The Solo-preneur: How Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Paved Her Own Way to Help Animals". Business for Good Podcast. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  16. ^ "The Solo-preneur: How Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Paved Her Own Way to Help Animals". Business for Good Podcast. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  17. ^ "The Solo-preneur: How Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Paved Her Own Way to Help Animals". Business for Good Podcast. Retrieved January 16, 2024.