New York Magazine Introduces Extensive Vegan Encyclopedia For Omnivores

The comprehensive guide to vegan food has been trending as the most viewed story since
As part of its guide, Grub Street included New York vegan eatery CHAMPS Diner (Photo: CHAMPS Diner/ PBN)

New York Magazine's food blog Grub Street has published a comprehensive vegan encyclopedia for omnivores.

The guide, which is titled A to V: The Encyclopedia of Vegan Food, explains plant-based foodie terms, including culinary breakthroughs, cult brands, sandwich fillings, and food tech.

Concocted by Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite, the omnivore's encyclopedia 'to navigating an increasingly plant-based world' features terminology such as aquafaba, Impossible Burger, Gary, and Happy Cow.

The guide - which has been trending as number one as the most viewed story on the website - is also available to read in New York Magazine's latest issue.

The encyclopedia has been a hit with both omnivores and vegans


But the writers have also warned of a vegan misconception, highlighting that vegan doesn't equal health food.

The piece reads: "Many ethical vegans seem content to subsist on highly processed facsimiles of meat, chicken, and fish, sculpted from soy protein or wheat gluten, often deep-fried and accompanied by a pile of inherently vegan fries."

Explaining 'aquafaba', the light-hearted guide says: "It’s hard to say what’s made more of a culinary impact: man’s harnessing of fire or vegans’ discovery that canned-chickpea liquid whips up into a substance so akin to eggs it’s revolutionized everything from meringues to mayo."

You can view the full encyclopedia here


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