Vegetarians gaining ground in carnivorous Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fight is on over the Argentine identity, pitting a growing number of vegetarians and vegans against meat-eaters in a country known for its abundant beef, gaucho...
In "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," Toula brings her non-Greek fiance, Ian, to a family get-together, hoping her tight-knit clan will accept him. When Aunt Voula offers to have Ian over for dinner, Toula intervenes: "Ian is a vegetarian. He doesn't eat meat." Voula is stunned. She turns to Toula. "What do you mean he don't eat no meat!" The room goes silent, then Voula says: "Oh ... That's OK! I make lamb!"
NEW YORK (AP) — Pret a Manger says its two vegetarian-only shops sell far more desserts than its other stores — a quirk it says may indicate that people want to treat themselves more after they feel they've had a healthy meal.
The sandwich chain opened its second vegetarian-only location this month in its home city of London. While the sample size is small, CEO Clive Schlee says "it would be safe to say that dessert sales are double what they are at normal Prets."