5 Unexpected Reasons to Go Vegan
Anne FishbeinArtichoke oyster at Crossroads
And now for a brief programming break. Much as we love this town's glorious meat-driven cuisine, our cheese-thatched burgers and hand-pounded tortillas brimming with barbacoa and carne asada, our chefs with their penchant for nose-to-tail cuisine, sometimes we feel like lighter fare. Maybe even a whole lot lighter -- something absent the animals altogether.
You might consider going vegetarian or vegan for ethical, environmental or economic reasons, for one day a week or seven, for an evening or a few of them or even all of them. Regardless of your motivation, here are five more reasons.
Flickr/How to Cook Everything more than you'll ever admit (the bombastic title is surprisingly accurate), and you went along with him when he became a vegan. Or rather, when he became a vegan before 6 p.m. -- yes, the food writer famously decided that he would eat "mostly unprocessed plants before 6 p.m., and then whatever I want afterward. And, in answer to the most frequently asked question: Yes, I cheat."
Now you can go Bittman one further and become vegan at night, too. All you have to do is give up making his backyard bulgogi at midnight. (Maybe just go to bed really early?)
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