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Five Star mayor of Turin to create Italy’s first ‘vegetarian city’

New administration raises hackles of Piedmont’s famous meat producers by pledging to promote vegetarianism as a priority

From vitello tonnato – veal with tuna sauce – to beef braised in the Piedmont region’s most famous red wine, brasato al Barolo, meat dishes have been central to the food tradition of northern Italy for centuries.

But Chiara Appendino, the new mayor of Turin and a force in the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), could be about to change all that with her pledge this week to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a “priority” in her administration.

Read more here at The Guardian

 

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