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The celebrity world is full of glitz, glamor and… vegan food? More and more celebs are publicly praising plant-based foods or going completely vegan. Here’s a roundup of the latest celebrities dipping their toes into the herbal movement and often encouraging their fans to follow suit.
Met Gala goes vegan
An all-vegan menu will be served at this year’s Met Gala, an annual fundraising event for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Approximately 600 people attend the gala by invitation each year. The event, which is now sold out, typically features guests like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, and Venus Williams.
The plant-based menu was designed by 10 popular New York-based chefs and Instagram influencers. They are: Fariyal Abdullahi, Nasim Alikhani, Emma Bengtsson, Fabian von Hauske, Lazarus Lynch, Junghyun Park, Erik Ramirez, Thomas Raquel, Sophia Roe and Simone Tong.
A partnership with Instagram allows chefs to share their vegan creations online in the weeks leading up to the fundraiser. Roe shared his vegan dish – a Nicoise-inspired salad – with his more than 300,000 Instagram followers.
Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson composed the program. Samuelsson spoke to Enjoy your meal on the chosen individuals. He said: “They represent what the food scene in New York looks like today. What does the next generation of food look like, what does it look like, where it lives.
“We thought it was important to really talk about what’s out there, what’s going on – how food is changing in America,” he continued.
“We want to be the future of American food, plant-based food. This conversation is taking place now.
Insiders have revealed that Barack Obama’s scaled-down 60th birthday party – held at Martha’s Vineyard this weekend – will feature at least one plant-based menu.
Bloomberg spoke about the party with people close to the event, who chose to withhold their identities.
Grammy Award-winning musician Questlove curated the vegan menu. It will feature Questlove’s Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Impossible Foods plant-based beef and Perfecy Day vegan cheese sauce.
Also on the menu, Spam Musubi, made with vegan beef and pork from Impossible Foods, and the vegan egg from Eat Just.
Bloomberg noted that it was not clear whether there would be a separate meat-based menu for the event, which originally included hundreds of guests. But now only close friends and family are invited due to concerns about the delta variant of Covid-19.
Earlier this week, National Football League player Justin Fields announced that he is now on a plant-based diet, in an effort to “invest” in his body.
The Chicago Bears first-round pick spoke to Initiated about the switch.
Fields tested the Animal-Free Diet in May 2020, for just under a month.
“After the 28 day period, I liked the results it gave me physically but also internally and how I felt inside,” he told the publication.
“Being herbal speeds up the healing process,” he added. “Science proves that being plant-based and eating these things heals your body faster and helps your body recover.”
“My job is to invest in my body,” Fields continued. “Keeping your body healthy is the number one thing. If your body is not healthy then you are not getting the full potential of yourself.
NBA No. 1 Draft Pick Cade Cunningham also recently spoke about his plant-based diet.
The 19-year-old basketball player – who will play for the Detroit Pistons in the upcoming NBA season – went vegan for the first time in high school.
Cunningham explained the decision to ESPN during his post-project interview.
“I think, bigger than anything, I just wanted to try something new for my body and see how my body responds to it.
“So once I tried it, I did it for two weeks, and we had to go to Team USA, we had to go to Greece, where we ate McDonald’s and everything – McDonald’s is much better in Greece. – but we weren’t used to the food we had there.
“So I went back to eating burgers and stuff, and on that trip I was like, ‘I’m back vegan and I’m sticking to it. “
Bodybuilder and former politician Arnold Schwarzenegger recently proved he can keep up with his awesome workouts through the power of plants.
In honor of the 74-year-old birthday, Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick shared a video of the star lifting hundreds of pounds of weight.
Schwarzenegger has been “99% vegan” since around 2019.
American rapper RZA spoke to Bon Appétit this week about his vegan journey. The frontman of hip hop group Wu-Tung Clan explained that he started cutting various types of meat in the 1990s (he is now completely vegan).
“I feel very healthy and take my own family as an example. I have a 15 year old son who has never eaten a piece of meat in his life. He’s six feet right now, has his little six pack and got a great jump shot, ”the artist said.
“It’s a myth that you need red meat to get nutrients into your body. His vision is above average, his hearing is above average, and no disease. All of my children have lived this way of life and are very healthy, strong, intelligent, intelligent and talented children.
It wasn’t just RZA who introduced plant-based foods to her family. He continued, “I am going to see my Wu-Tang brothers and I see the same thing. You go to GZA’s family, you will see it. You go to Masta Killa’s family, you will see it. Math brought her daughters to one of the shows, and they were just shining. And they never ate meat.