Be on the lookout for Mario Batali‘s upcoming cookbooks. He’s getting ready to roll one out that practices meatless on every page.
When Detroit Free Press asked the chef if fans see a vegetarian cookbook in the works, Batali answered, “Yes, you do — and that’s a scoop.”
The new book may be part of Batali’s need to teach cooking and eating responsibly, as he mentioned that his motivations for reducing meat are greatly environmental.
“I think overall we’re spending too much of our natural resources on producing beef, and better natural resource management is essential to our future. … So I’m trying to be more responsible.”
Batali has already implemented Meatless Mondays in his restaurants and a new maga restaurant complex he plans to open later this year in Manhattan called Eataly will feature a restaurant that is completely meat-free.
Batali himself has reduced his meat consumption to pretty much five meals a week.
“I’m a vegetarian all day until dinner, and I try to eat no meat whatsoever on Monday and Tuesday,” he said.
According to his predictions, more people will be doing the Batali thing, so chefs should take note.
“I think people are going more vegetarian.”
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