Rip and Jane Esselstyn
Rip and Jane Esselstyn, the children of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, are a brother-sister team dedicated to educating others about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Rip was a firefighter in the Austin fire department when he discovered dangerously high cholesterol levels among his firefighter comrades and led a stationwide dietary revolution that resulted in markedly better health, which he detailed in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet. Jane, RN, is a wellness instructor and a plant-strong presenter and cook. Jane co-authored The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her mother, Ann, and developed recipes for My Beef with Meat. Rip and Jane brought together their years of experience to co-author The Engine 2 Cookbook.