Vegetarian/Vegan

Alicia Silverstone on Kind Living, Picky Kids, and Seed Food & Wine Festival

It's likely you know her best as Cher, the fashion-forward, well-intentioned Beverly Hills high-schooler who created pop culture legend in 1995's Clueless. But Alicia Silverstone is much more than a pretty face and Aerosmith video vixen -- she's also a dedicated mom, author, and vegan activist.

Her cookbook The Kind Diet earned a spot on the New York Times Best Seller list, and she's the face behind the Kind Life online community. Her latest book, The Kind Mama, explores her foray into motherhood.

Silverstone is a champion of plant-based eating and compassionate living, and in support of those missions, she'll visit Miami to host Seed Food and Wine Festival's Vedge dinner with Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby Friday, October 17, at Tongue & Cheek in South Beach. (Tickets cost $100 for early birds and $125 in advance.) In anticipation of her appearance, New Times spoke with the star about what it means to live a kind life, her son Bear's love for daikon, and how to deal with differing opinions.

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