What a great guy. A friend suggested we have coffee together so I could meet Daniel Lanzilotta and see what he was up to. Great idea. Born in the Bronx, this self-made guy, who calls himself ” The Mindful Chef,” is trying to get people to understand that the world comes together over food. Daniel is a vegetarian, has been for decades, but says he doesn’t pass judgment on anyone who eats meat, it’s just not for him.