Vegetarian Column By Marcus Samuelsson
Some vegetarians have been brought up in vegetarian families while others make the transition to a plant-based diet later in life. For those who fit into the latter category, this dietary change is both a challenge and an opportunity.
Although meat certainly has gustatory benefits, it can also overshadow the potential of vegetables to wow the palette. Taking meat out of your diet, even for a single meal, might make you rethink how much time you spend on your vegetables and how much you can get out of them.
The same opportunity is left open when you go out to dine. Many people tend to make their decisions based on the meat central to a menu item, neglecting the accompanying vegetables. Furthermore, vegetarian dishes can be overlooked completely.
Even if you're not a vegetarian, do yourself a favor and discover just how good vegetables can be! They can unlock incredible aromas, flavors, and memories -- just try!