Meat-Free Mario Batali

Chef Mario Batali announces that his 14 restaurants across the country will go meat-free on Mondays.


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This week, former Iron Chef star Mario Batali announced he supports the Meat-Free Monday initiative to reduce meat consumption, and will now offer more vegetarian options in his 14 restaurants across the US. Batali says that he plans to introduce at least two vegetarian entrées every Monday, with possibilities including plant-based pastas and pizzas. Menus will make the meat-free options obvious, each marked with “MM.” The outspoken omnivorous chef says he doesn’t expect the whole world to go veg, but embraces meat-free meals and believes that reducing meat consumption is better for health and the planet.