Vegan Wedding Food
Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to Marc Mezvinski on 31st July has created a lot of media noise. One of the subjects under attention was the couple’s choice to include vegan food in the wedding as Chelsea herself is a vegan. This got me thinking that there are probably a lot of couples out there looking for help with serving vegan food at their wedding. So here’s some info for you…
Vegans do not eat any animal products, including meat or fish, dairy products, eggs or honey. This means that preparing food for a vegan wedding reception is not only about creating tasty dishes without these ingredients but having vast knowledge of all the products being used to ensure that they don’t have any of this non-vegan content.
Organisations like The Vegan Society help vegans and non-vegans alike to become more aware of vegan food and their guide Vegan Catering For All is a great place to start if you’re looking for guidance.
Having vegan food at your wedding is also a great opportunity to introduce non-vegans to this kind of food as it can be eaten by everyone, vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s also an inclusive menu for people whose religion encourages them to avoid meat and, for you environmentally conscious couples, it’s a great way of introducing seasonal produce and limiting your wedding’s carbon footprint.
There are also many alternatives and replacements for traditionally vital ingredients, such as cream, animal fats or eggs and familiar foods like mushrooms, nuts, pulses and couscous can provide a great base for tasty buffets, starters or mains.
For more information on vegan wedding food, check out our Zankyou Food and Drink section in the coming days.
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