In praise of vegetables – and not of the “veggie” option!


In our food culture, why is 'vegetarian' often defined as the absence of meat? And why are vegetables often relegated only to meat-free dishes?

At the Atlantic Food Channel, BAMCO's Helene York questions our culture's resistance to celebrating vegetables as valid ingredients in their own right, and dreams of a world in which vegetables are the deliciously described option on the menu for both children and adults. Reintroducing our menus and palates to the wide variety of vegetables
could go a long way, she argues, towards better public health, a more sustainable
food system and increased culinary pleasure.

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