Would you use an ingredient less if you couldn’t find recipes that call for it? That’s what the creators of food magazine Epicurious are hoping as they remove all beef recipes from their website and magazine. The Epicurious website has been providing fewer recipes using beef and more recipes using alternatives, like protein substitutes, before finally deciding that beef will be removed from the site. Critics call the move anti-beef, but Epicurious calls it pro-planet. The reason for the pushback against beef is that cows produce methane gas, which can be harmful to the planet if produced in large amounts. But does that mean Epicurious will also stop publishing recipes with cheese and milk? Not yet. The company admits that the beef decision is a first step for now!
May 17, 2021