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Veria Living Hosts a “Veria Voices” Dinner at Pure Food and Wine in NYC

Last night at Pure Food and Wine, Veria Living, the leading media company dedicated to health and wellness, had a party to celebrate the launch of Veria Voices.

As it was pitched to us, Veria Voices is “an exciting new programming initiative designed to give the top leaders in wellness a significant voice across all of the Veria platforms – TV, Internet, mobile” and the five of us above (l to r, Jess Underhill, Elena Brower, Rebekah Borucki, Matt Stabile) were selected to be the initial Voices.

Prior to our dinner, I knew that Veria Living wasn’t doing much in terms of organic but was convinced this could be a huge area of growth and opportunity for the company.

After speaking with the management team and listening to its goals, I became very, very encouraged. Why?

Veria Living appears to be ready, willing and enthusiastic to spread the message about organic food. And as you can imagine, this was music to my ears.

Veria Voices starts filming on Thursday, and I will keep you posted as to what happens with the show.

As for the amazing food that we were served at Pure Food and Wine, this is what I had.


Salad of wild arugula with avocado and strawberries, blue cashew cheese, and crispy fennel. The dressing was a fennel herb vinaigrette.


This sweet corn and cashew tamale came with chile spiced portabella, salsa verde, cashew coconut sour cream, avocado, and raw cacao mole.

I’ve eaten many, many times at Pure Food and Wine over the years and this may have been the best dish yet. The flavor profile was complex, it had a crunchy texture, and the cacao mole rounded it off in a perfect way. To be honest, words cannot do it justice.


Always spectacular, rich, and decadent, the classic sundae was made with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, chocolate and cherry framboise, sliced bananas, candied almonds, and vanilla cream.

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