Anthony Bourdain once described vegetarians as the "enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit".

But for vegans, the late, great chef reserved the deepest contempt.

He called the movement a "Hezbollah-like splinter faction" and "a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent".

His celebrity contemporary Gordon Ramsay similarly quipped he had an "allergy" to vegans – and that he was a member of "PETA" – that being "People Eating Tasty Animals".


In hindsight, it might seem odd that Ramsay eventually embraced a plant-based diet himself.

Or maybe not, so current trends tell us.

Dedicated vegan eateries and products appear to


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