November is World vegan month
This month celebrate a plant-based and cruelty-free diet. And more sustainable lifestyle
Be kind to the planet!
Vegans celebrate this month their lifestyle. Veganism is commonly defined as "a way of life that excludes all forms of cruelty to animals for food, products, or any other purpose." In general, people choose to go vegan or vegetarian for three main reasons: defend animals, save the planet and improve personal health. November is an awareness month. Even if you're not vegan or vegetarian, take the opportunity to reflect on the health and preservation of our planet by choosing a more sustainable lifestyle. The goal, activists say, is to protect animals and also our Mother Earth.
Everyone can do their part
Even if we didn't opt for a completely vegetarian or vegan style, we could still do our best. Think about this: meat and dairy provide around 18% of calories and 37% of protein, but they currently use 83% of farmland, producing 60% of agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions. According to a study by the University of Cambridge, the average person could reduce their carbon footprint by 3% by decreasing their red meat intake.
The brave challenge of chef Daniel Humm
Chef Daniel Humm is the owner of Eleven Madison Park, one of the most acclaimed American restaurants based in Manhattan. His restaurant has been entitled "the best in the world." After the pandemic closure, Humm announced that Eleven Madison Park would reopen with a plant-based menu, free of meat and seafood. "The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways," said Humm to the New York Times. The announcement surprised the world of gourmet foodies because his restaurant was well known "for the technical proficiency of dishes featuring suckling pig, sea urchin, and lavender glazed duck will reopen with a menu free of meat and seafood," report the paper. Humm's decision comes while the world is discussing the impact on the environment of our meat- and seafood-based diet and its social consequences.
How to celebrate World Vegan Month
We recommend you try some vegan recipes. Don't be skeptical! Some very delicious recipes do not use animal products, nor meat or fish. Do we need to mention that one of the absolute most beloved dishes of Italian cuisine, namely “spaghetti al pomodoro”, spaghetti with tomato sauce, is also vegan? It is a perfect vegan recipe with spaghetti, tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, and basil. Remember to use #WorldVeganMonth on social media when you share your vegan dishes!
- Donatella Mulvoni