In October, ten restaurants in Durham will take on the challenge of adding vegan options to their otherwise meat-laden menus. At the end of the month, patrons can vote for their favorite meals online, and hopefully, some of these restaurants will decide to keep more meat-free options on their menus for good. I'm impressed by the variety of restaurants that chose to participate; vegans will have their pick from French bistros (traditionally vegan-unfriendly) to Italian-inspired sandwich shops to pub-style eateries. I hope this challenge brings in enough business to make chefs and restaurant owners realize there is a local desire for more meatless options when dining out.
While we're on the topic of veganism, next month is the Vegan Month of Food, or Vegan MoFo, which I greatly prefer. Once again, I will post at least one new vegan recipe per week here, along with any resources I can find. Check back for new recipes soon!