NOM YOURSELF is the brand of Chef Mary Mattern, as well as the name of her cookbook. Mary Mattern became a vegan in her mid twenties while working as a nanny in Baltimore, Maryland. Her trips to the farmers market with the family she worked for would leave her with an abundant supply of veggies. Instead of them going bad she taught herself how to cook. She was immediately astonished by how easy it was to make substitutions and transition into a vegan lifestyle.
She soon became a vegan personal chef to the stars, working with people such as Entourage actor Jeremy Piven
and touring with pop singer Ellie Goulding and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. Mary now resides in
Orlando, Florida and is focusing on nomyourself.com and recipe writing.