Rome and Florence “Anything you can do I can do vegan,” says Vegan Food Tours, which runs jaunts through Rome’s Monti, one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods (three hours, €67 adult, €29 child). While exploring the area, known for its gourmet street food and bohemian bars, travellers get to sample antipasti, fresh pasta, pizza and dairy-free gelato. In Tuscany, Fantastic Florence includes a veggie or vegan feast in the historic San Lorenzo neighbourhood (€65 an hour for up to eight people). The suggested tour (which can be customised) starts the day with an espresso, and heads to Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo to sample balsamic vinegars, truffles, bread, pasta and regional soup. To finish, there’s a vegan-certified wine and chocolate tasting. Barcelona and Madrid In the Spanish capital, Madrid Vegan Travel’s tour includes plant-based tapas with craft beer and tinto de verano (red wine with lemon soda) in the Malasaña … [Read more...] about Best vegan and vegetarian food tours in European cities
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News by Press Association 04/09/2019, 11:31 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Vegan and vegetarian diets are linked to a lower risk of heart disease but may increase the risk of stroke, experts say. A study from the University of Oxford found that people who follow the diets have a 22% lower risk of heart disease than meat eaters, while those who eat fish but no meat (pescatarian diet) have a 13% reduced risk. However, researchers found that vegetarians and vegans were a fifth more likely to suffer a stroke than meat eaters, which they suggest may be partly due to a lack of vitamins. The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), included data for 48,188 people with no history of heart disease or stroke at the start of the study. The group was split into meat-eaters (24,428 people), fish-eaters(who consumed fish but no meat (7,506 people), and vegetarians and vegans (16,254 people). Over a follow-up of 18 years, 2,820 cases of … [Read more...] about Vegan and vegetarian diets may increase stroke risk, experts say
Zlati Meyer USA TODAY Published 10:05 AM EDT May 28, 2019 Grilling season is officially starting, so now, the question becomes: What are you putting on your barbecue? While chicken, fish, pork and hot dogs all may have a place on the plate, burgers remain king. But what kind of burger? Plant-based meat is watching its popularity soar, reaching the stratosphere with Beyond Meat IPO on May 2. Then, on May 14, Burger King announced that it was expanding sales of its Whopper made with Impossible Foods patties from St. Louis to three other U.S. markets. As you contemplate whether the meat you put on your grill comes from a cow or a plant, consider who may or may not stand to gain from your choice. Summer travel: Watch out for the 10 states where gas prices are highest The real cost of cutting the cord: What streaming companies don’t want you to know 1. Personal trainers The ultimate part of anyone's diet is what it means for your, well, diet. Whether you'll be … [Read more...] about Plant-based versus animal-based: How the meats stack up
I've never been to Japan or, for that matter, sampled much Japanese food.But following a visit to Ashford Designer Outlet's new YO! Sushi restaurant, I want both of those things to change.As you walk into the freshly completed branch, you're struck by a number of things - homely but delectable smells, the sight of a snaking conveyer belt like something out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and the welcoming attitude of the staff.Sitting down, you don't have to wait a minute before you can eat. Tempting dishes whizz past you in a colourful stream, each one perfectly manicured to the highest standard of presentation.One second you can be munching on a crunchy, meaty chicken gyoza, and the next you can sample the spicy pepper squid.Every taste and dietary requirement is catered to, with a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes that even a staunch carnivore like me can really sink their teeth into.YO! Sushi provides a perfect opportunity to try food that you may not have eaten or even … [Read more...] about Why go to Japan when you can go to Ashford?
Meatless meat can taste just like the real thing, and investors are salivating over what some predict could become a $35 billion alternative meat market. After a successful test run in Burger King, Impossible Foods is going nationwide at the fast food giant later this year with its meatless Whopper.Competitor Beyond Meat had the most successful IPO so far this year, its stock price soaring 163% in mere weeks.Gone are the days when vegan meat was derided as tasteless — a sacrifice vegetarians made in service of a greater environmental cause. Today's meatless meats taste just like the real thing, can satisfy the most blood-thirsty of carnivores, and are here to stay. After testing its plant-based whopper in a Burger King location in April, plant-based food company Impossible Foods is going nationwide with the fast food chain in more than 7,000 locations. When competitor plant-based substitute company Beyond Meat went public in early May, its stock price soared 163%, valuing … [Read more...] about Impossible Foods and the growth of the meatless meat market