Lorraine Fitzmaurice and her siblings had quite an unusual upbringing when it came to food. They were raised on macrobiotic cooking and their lunch boxes were the subject of much discussion in 1970s Irish classrooms. As revolutionary as it was at the time, this kind of cooking has become part and parcel of what it is to eat well today. Lorraine and her siblings opened the Blazing Salads deli on Dublin's Drury Street in 2000 when she and her sister realized one lunch break that there was nowhere for vegetarians to get decent food. It continues to be a popular place among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Lorraine lives with her family in Clontarf, Dublin.