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*NEW* Mayor of NYC Announces #MeatlessMondays at Gracie Mansion! We’ve Got Recipes!

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We love food, whether it’s a recipe that’s been passed down in the family, or updates on classics from our favorite stars. But we also want that food to be pretty healthy (we’re trying to be good, okay?), and when we heard the news that fifteen schools in Brooklyn, NY, are going to be having vegetarian meals every Monday (#meatlessmondays), we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the best vegetarian meals we’ve found with you. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new meal plan today, and will also be having vegetarian meals on Mondays, alongside Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, and all of Gracie Mansion (the residence of the Mayor of New York…

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Saveur cookbook savors a world of food

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If Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook (Weldon Owen, 2014) was merely a 600-plus-page compendium of 1,000 recipes covering the touchstone dishes of myriad ethnic cuisines, with tempting ideas for every meal of the day, every occasion and almost every ingredient, that would have been more than enough. But this newest book-spinoff of the eponymous foodie magazine is something more; it’s a bellwether of food culture in the United States. That’s saying a lot, but I don’t think it’s too strong a statement. If a magazine can be a reflection of its time (think back to the impact of Time’s Man of the Year a few decades ago), Saveur has been a mirror of America’s evolving relationship with food since its…

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