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The Meat-Free Meat Movement

Meat-free meat is everywhere but what is it and what are its roots? Vegan cook and YouTube star Rachel Ama meets the meat replacements.

Meat-free meat is having a moment. As more and more people move to a plant-based diet the range of steaks, burgers, hams - almost any meat product you can think of is available without the meat. Usually when we think of vegan and vegetarian dishes we expect them to be relatively healthy. Are these foods healthy? Are they trying to be?

Vegan cook and YouTube star Rachel Ama tries to find out as she visits Club Mexicana, where the meat is meat-free. She goes to Zionly Manna Rastafarian vegan restaurant, run by Jahson Peat; she finds Renee's vegan Caribbean kitchen and the Deli Jerk Centre at Notting Hill Carnival; she talks to CEO of Quorn Kevin Brennan, Caroline Chin of Loon Fung Oriental Supermarket in Chinatown and nutritionists Laura Thomas and Helen Ford.

Producer: Tom Bonnett

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24 minutes

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Mon 1 Oct 2018 15:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Rachel Ama
Interviewed Guest Jahson Peat
Interviewed Guest Kevin Brennan
Interviewed Guest Caroline Chin
Interviewed Guest Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest Helen Ford
Producer Tom Bonnett


  • Sun 30 Sep 2018 12:32
  • Mon 1 Oct 2018 15:30

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