Mehagian has been involved with food and healing since 1969,
when she opened the first vegetarian restaurant on the Mediterranean
island of Ibiza. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, she attended
USC and graduated with a degree in English Literature from
Arizona State University.
With a passionate interest in the diets and customs of those
who live close to the earth, Nancy has traveled extensively.
In 1975 Mary Burmeister, the only living master of the ancient
Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, became her life-long
1978, Nancy has maintained an active Massage Therapy and Jin
Shin Jyutsu practice in Los Angeles. She accompanied Quincy
Jones on his Jook Joint Tour and was the Massage Therapist
for the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over World Tour.
Nancy Mehagian has previously published a vegetarian cookbook
for children, Supernatural, lectured at health conventions,
catered for celebrities and taught gourmet cooking classes,
creating cuisine that is healthy, international and authentic.
is also a newspaper columnist and writes the Ask a Healer
column for the MadashellClub.net.
Nancy lives and cooks in Los Angeles with her dog Cisco. She
is currently at work on another culinary memoir, On the Table,
chronicling her decades-long career cooking and massaging