“June Pagan's food is not only delicious but it's also a life saver. June listens to her clients needs and gets her food delivered to your front door. It doesn't seem to matter what allergies or dislikes one has, June will make it all perfectly yummy.”
Bonnie Stoll Head Handler Trainer for Diana Nyad
“I have known June Pagan for more than thirty years. The thing that most amazes me is her depth of knowledge about preparation, food safety, caloric content and the many ethnic foods she can bring forth with ease. June has focused on the health aspects of food for her entire career and mastered it long ago. She has a passion rarely seen by someone cooking for as long as she has. I have had the privilege of eating her creations on numerous occasions and it is a real treat. When I get rich I am going to hope to hire her to prepare her healthy food for me.”
Jerry Sloan, Private Chef
June Pagan is one of the pioneers in creating well-balanced, healthy meals. She created delicious meals that helped me lose weight, bring my cholesterol down and that were convenient for me to change my life style. My family and I have worked with June for almost 20 years and she has been more than our culinary resource, she has been our friend.
Lorraine Spurge, Maple Stone Capital
"These delicious recipes crafted by noted chef, June Pagan, use simple preparation techniques designed to engage the senses with the flavors and vivid colors of freshly picked fruits and vegetables and Pagan's book could not be more timely at this time when people are becoming increasingly aware of the rise of new viruses in our environment. The recipes emphasize produce containing anti-oxidents which boost the immune system."
Marianne Brown, UCCE CG Master Gardener Marianne is a public health educator and Master Gardener for several local schools in the Venice/Mar Vista neighborhoods.Based at Mark Twain Middle School, a Title 1 school with a student population of 83% Latino,
9% African-American and 8% other, Marianne is a member of the Los Angeles School Garden Collaborative. She is working with the Los Angeles Unified School District to connect school gardens and healthy food into the curriculum for middle schoolers.
Marianne Brown, UCCE CG Master Gardener Marianne
Creative, versatile and delicious are the first adjectives that come to mind, when I think of June Pagan's cooking. The list of famous clientele she's cooked for (people who could afford to pay anyone), speaks for itself. The facts are simply this: she's an undiscovered treasure that the extremely affluent were keeping to themselves. Now, it's our turn.
Master Sommelier and Author, Robert Vance Cross.
"June Pagan has prepared healthy and delicious meals for my patients with Celiac Disease and Gluten intolerance. I am delighted to see that she is sharing her best gluten free recipes in Purple Pizza."
Evette Richardson, MS, RDN
"There is a great need for fantastic resources like Purple Pizza. Our organization distributes coupons to thousands of low income families at farmers markets in LA County. For many families, it's their first encounter with fresh food. There's a learning curve to becoming a fresh food shopper and cook. Purple Pizza is the one of the best tools to bring community members into the fold in a non-intimidating way. Eating healthy is for everyone. Purple Pizza should be taught in schools and delivered to home kitchens everywhere!"
Frank Tamborello, Director, Hunger Action LA
"Purple Pizza with its gorgeous photos of artistically prepared foods and fresh from the farmers' market recipes make it a must for every kitchen and an inspiration for every meal. June Pagan has included key information about nutrition and locality in the book for each recipe which connects us to how and why the ingredients we choose make a difference for healthier, more sustainable choices."
Diana Rodgers Manager Mar Vista Certified Farmers' Market