Joe Yonan Author's Website Joe Yonan is a plant-based food writer and editor for The Washington Post. He is also the writer of the "Weeknight Vegetarian" column. He is the author of three cookbooks, including Cool Beans. He is a James Beard award winner for his food journalism.Joe graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Ten years later, he received an associate's degree in culinary arts and chef training from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.