There are many reasons for reducing our consumption of meat. The livestock industry is estimated to produce 20% of global carbon emissions. Eating a lot of meat, especially poor quality meat, has been linked with cancer and other diseases. Cruelty towards animals is a given in most livestock businesses.
But here’s a good reason to go vegetarian or vegan — it’s delicious! Paris, where we live when we’re not at the farm, is currently in the midst of a remarkable boom in vegan cafes and restaurants. Remarkable, because, well, this is France, home of French cuisine and all that.
We recently went to a family event and the caterer provided vegan options, lots of them. It was hilarious to see 40 well‐heeled Parisians telling each other that vegan food is surprisingly good!
Earlier this week Alexis took a friend to East Side Burgers, a vegetarian/vegan burger bar in central Paris, and he pronounced it excellent.
There’s even a vegan clothesmaker‐cum‐chef (Carmen Ragosta) who made Alexis a vegan winter coat!