My F&W
quick save (...)
News

Forks Over Knives

default-image

Fork Over Knives

© Forks Over Knives

Humble vegetables are finally getting some respect, as reported in F&W's November Trendspotting. With so many awesome vegetable-based recipes (recent personal favorites include F&W Test Kitchen Supervisor Marcia Kiesel’s gorgeous cauliflower steak and chef Kevin Gillespie’s Indian-spiced okra), I rarely cook meat at home anymore. A new documentary premiering in theaters March 11, 2011, asks us to go a step further and give up animal products altogether.

Forks Over Knives asserts that diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer can be treated—even reversed—through a whole-foods, plant-based diet. The film follows a group of individuals, including the film’s director Lee Fulkerson, as they undergo radical diet changes to combat high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. The participants shed pounds and find new levels of energy: one breast cancer survivor in her seventies is now a six-time Ironman triathlon finisher. I was inspired by the message that we can control our own health through our diets. Even former President Bill Clinton is a believer: Motivated by the researchers profiled in the film, he recently cut out meat and dairy and lost 24 pounds.

You Might Also Like powered by ZergNet
advertisement
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
advertisement

Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.