Shannon Martinez is an unlikely candidate to be the poster girl for
plant-based dining. But she is, and she's unstoppable. Shannon is
on a mission to change both the way people perceive plant-based
food and the way they eat it. In her case, it's coming from a
different perspective. Being a meat eater gives Shannon the insight
to create tastes and textures that are unlike anything on the
market today, dreaming up recipes that truly replicate meats,
cheeses, and good old family favourites.
Over more than two decades of cooking in Melbourne kitchens, Shannon has developed a following among fans and peers alike for her out-of-the-box thinking and try-anything approach. She is the owner of Australia's two most prolific plant-based businesses, Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli. As well, she is the co-author of two bestselling books, Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan) and Smith & DELIcious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens To Be Vegan).