Chelsea Clinton's big fat vegan wedding
Well, except for that grass-fed organic beef option.
Mon, Jul 26 2010 at 12:26 PM
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Photos
In case you haven't heard, Chelsea Clinton is getting ready to tie the knot this week with fiance Marc Mezvinsky at Astor Courts
, the former estate of John Jacob Astor IV.
The gorgeous property sits on 50 acres and overlooks the Hudson River.
Location aside, I'm psyched to hear that Ms. Clinton is focusing on a heavily "green" menu.
“Chelsea is a vegan. The food will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, but there will also be grass-fed organic beef on the menu.”
According to the Vegetarian Star
, Chelsea has been cutting meat and dairy since childhood — and leaned on White House chefs to help in preparing her vegan meals.
"Before Chelsea Clinton went off to Stanford, Hillary asked the White House cooking staff to teach her daughter how to prepare delicious vegan meals. But this was more than just a weekend of 'helpful hints'. Chelsea spent an entire six weeks learning the craft and upon completion, she received a Walter Scheib Cooking School certificate."
Looks like Chelsea's wedding menu will certainly be reflective of her talent in whipping up some gourmet vegan grub — even if the beef option does seem like a bit of a compromise. More people could stand to try something new and see that eating meals without meat or dairy can be a delicious — as well as healthy — alternative.
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