Epicurious Ditches Beef In A Move It Calls 'Pro-Planet'

The digital food magazine announced the change on Monday, citing the carbon footprint of cattle and a desire to help home cooks become more environmentally friendly.
Digital food magazine Epicurious has announced it will stop publishing new recipes featuring beef in an effort to promote more sustainable cooking. Source: Ben Hasty

Digital food magazine Epicurious will no longer publish recipes featuring beef in what it says is an effort to help home cooks become more environmentally friendly.

The Condé Nast-owned publication announced the change in an article published Monday but revealed that it "actually pulled the plug on beef well over a year ago." Senior editor Maggie Hoffman and former digital director David Tamarkin explained that because of cattle's carbon footprint, cutting out — or even cutting down on — beef makes space for more climate-conscious recipes.

"We know that some

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