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Heather Mills joins Linda Long at Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in NYC.

Sharing a thick chocolate milk shake using two old-fashioned metal straws with Heather Mills is an experience for all time, and a heck of a lot of fun. Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in the East Village is the perfect place on any day for a trip back in time for a great treat. The store is tiny and the atmosphere is unique for current fashion made very special by owners Blythe Boyd and Derek Hackett. They make daily rotating flavors. I always seem to want their Chocolate Peanut Butter. But, I should try others, especially the Cake Batter Soft Serve! If you are vegan or lactose intolerant you are in luck. If you are not, you are still in luck. The mostly cashew-based ice creams suits all tastes, and are so very, very smooth and creamy.

Heather is training for the Paralympics Downhill, running a great restaurant, VBites, in England, supporting a free-to-children one in the Bronx, launching a uniquely-designed vegan cookbook, Love Bites, owning The Redwood Co., an alternative to meat, fish and cheese products, and so many other projects that I think she needed a break at Lula’s. With the weather getting better in New York it is a perfect break for anyone. But, if you go, know that one visit will never be enough.

Join Heather and me for some tasty, creamy treats and some good chat.

Nominated for a 2011 Tasty Award: Best Food Travel Series

Previous Episodes:

Episode 1 Candle 79 NYC
Linda Long sits down with Robin Quivers (co-host of the Howard Stern Show) for a tempting feast of Steamed Dumplings, Seitan Piccata, Citrus-Herb Grilled Tempeh, Baby Arugula Salad with Macadamia-Cashew Nut Cheese and, of course, green drinks.

Episode 2 The Ritz-Carlton Star Lounge NYC
Linda Long meets Victoria Moran, author of The Love Powered Diet for a delicious lunch created by Chef Eric Gilchrist.  Mezze Platter with warm, grilled pita bread, Butternut Squash Soup with Sautéed Chanterelles and Ginger Soy Meringue, and a Winter Vegetable Cassoulet.

Episode 3 Peacefood Cafe
Linda Long lunches with multi-talented Fran Costigan (chef, instructor, and cookbook author) on scrumptious Pan-seared Shanghai Style Dumplings, Roasted Japanese Pumpkin Sandwich with Jicama Salad, and Chickpea Fries. Prepared by PeaceFood Café Chef-Owner Eric Yu and Chef Ihor Melikhov.

Episode 4: Terri
VHS host Linda Long meets John Joseph lead singer of the CRO-MAGS, for a quick bite at Terri, a new vegetarian restaurant adjacent to the New York Health and Racquet Club at 60 W. 23rd street, NYC. JJ gets fresh with Linda, and talks about his latest book 'Meat Is For Pussies'.

Episode 5: B.B. King
Linda Long dines with Master Chef Erik Blauberg who has planned a special 5-course menu prepared by Chef Vincent Cani. Gorgeous and delectable Vegan Tuna Salad, followed by a bite-sized vegetable cakes, a terrine of Root Vegetables, Organic Risotto, Grilled Mushroom Steak, Ripe Fruit in Parchment w/ Pistachio Ice Cream.

Episode 6: Blossom/Moby

Enjoy an enlightening conversation and scrumptious meal with Moby at NYC's Blossom restaurant. Linda finds out how he got his name, his thoughts on making music in a digital age, and how he he survives being on tour as a vegan. Don't miss the featured recipe: Cape Cod Cakes with Vegan Tartar Sauce.