ONA Becomes the First Vegan Restaurant in France to Earn a Michelin Star

In the town of Arès, France—not far from Bordeaux—the vegan restaurant Origine Non-Animale (ONA) struggled to gain funding before opening in 2016, but persevered thanks to chef Claire Vallée’s determination. Vallée, who used crowdfunding and a loan from an ethics-oriented bank, has now received a Michelin star for her menu at ONA—making it the first vegan restaurant in France to achieve such an honor, as …

Five Thoughtful, New Vegetarian + Vegan Cookbooks

Filling and flavorful dishes that are better for the planet and for humans

Food lovers from professional chefs to aspiring cooks and eating enthusiasts know that vegetarian and vegan dishes can be just as flavorful, satisfying and vibrant as those that incorporate meat—oftentimes even more so. And there are positive consequences for the environment and our bodies when reducing our collective consumption of animal products. But even for accomplished home cooks, a little inspiration from experts goes a …

From The Ground Up Gluten-Free Snacks

Cauliflower-based pretzels and crackers that actually satisfy

At last, pretzels made for gluten-free and vegan snackers. From the Ground Up snacks are made from cauliflower and cassava flour—the product of a dried and ground cassava root (a tropical root vegetable that looks something like the lovechild of a potato and a coconut). The snacks are delicious (with the mildest cauliflower aftertaste), low in calories and carbs, and, most importantly, service a subset …