France’s Vegan Awakening: The Whys and Hows of Its Cruelty-Free Food Revolution

Paris, France: Boeuf bourgignon, gratin dauphinois, cassoulet. These are a few of the most typical French dishes you can find in every brasserie on French territory.

In addition to calling forth such national pride (French gastronomy was inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list), and highly difficult to digest, they have another thing in common: these dishes are all made from animal products whether meat, cheese, eggs or cream.

And that’s a fact you’ll encounter frequently when eating in France: the traditional cuisine isn’t really what you could call vegan-friendly. After all we’re talking about the land of cheese and foie gras right?

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