These options all cater to a wide range of diners, from those who are committed to a plant-based diet to those who dabble. By: Alison Ashton
Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
Call it what you like: vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, plant-based, vegetable-forward cuisine. It all adds up to us gobbling more vegetables and less meat. "Once we hit 54% of Americans now looking to reduce or completely eliminate meat from their diet, that's not fringe anymore," says Karen Page, author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. "That's mainstream, and chefs are changing in response to the customers."
There has never been a more delicious time for food lovers to focus on plants.