A vegan cooking show has finished its first season and is available to stream with Roku.
Hosted by chef Mario Fabbri, “Trying Vegan With Mario” has already accumulated over 130,000 followers. It features guests such as Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the plant-based “Nutritarian Diet,” as well as the DJ duo Krewella, and Hot for Food founder Lauren Toyota.
“On my show, I bring guests into my kitchen to cook vegan food; the guests range from vegan experts…to celebrities/athletes who don’t eat vegan but are interested in trying out vegan foods,” states Fabbri on his website. “The audience is mostly non-vegan and the purpose is to inspire people to be more aware of where their food is coming from, and make healthier decisions.”
There are six episodes of the show, which launched in April, showcasing a variety of creative plant-based dishes. Recipes include Banana Burgers, Rainbow Miso Soup, Vegan Eggplant Parm, Healing Soup, Blackberry Oatmeal Cake, and Tofu Scramble.
Vegan cooking is going mainstream. In recent months, popular cooking shows on the UK’s Channel 4, in particular, have hosted or announced plans to host a range of plant-based cooking specials.
Rapper Will.i.am recently appeared on the channel’s weekend cooking show “Sunday Brunch,” where he discussed his plant-based lifestyle whilst making vegan chocolate bars. He told hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, “there’s this relentless industry that wants to give you food that’s not healthy for you.”
Even celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty have dabbled in vegan cooking whilst filming for their new series, also on Channel 4, “Jimmy and Jamie’s Friday Night Feast.” The pair hooked up with vegan athlete Tim Shieff to make the new episode, although what they created is yet to be announced.
Further, the channel’s wildly popular series “The Great British Bake Off,” is to air its first-ever vegan episode this year. Put forward by comedian and host Noel Fielding, the idea was snapped up by producers who felt it would give the show more of an appeal to younger viewers, according to The Sun. “When Noel put forward the idea producers leapt at the chance to try something different — especially as they think it’ll appeal to younger viewers,” an anonymous source told the newspaper. “While the show has a loyal fanbase, those in charge are keen to snap up a different demographic.”
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