The 15 Meatiest Vegan Meats—From Impossible to Beyond

The New Veganism is a Food52 column by our favorite expert-on-all-things-produce: Gena Hamshaw. A writer, cookbook author, vegan recipe developer, and registered dietitian, Gena will be reporting on what’s up-and-coming in the plant-based world, sharin…

The New Veganism is a Food52 column by our favorite expert-on-all-things-produce: Gena Hamshaw. A writer, cookbook author, vegan recipe developer, and registered dietitian, Gena will be reporting on what's up-and-coming in the plant-based world, sharing with us all the new and wonderful ways we can work with vegetables.


Whenever I tell people I'm vegan, the first question I'm always asked is: “What is your stance on vegan meats that taste like, well, meat?”

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We Tasted 10 Vegan Butters in the Name of Science

We’re bringing back beloved Food52 column, The New Veganism, by our favorite expert-on-all-things-produce: Gena Hamshaw. A writer, cookbook author, vegan recipe developer, and registered dietitian, Gena will be reporting from the frontlines of the plan…

We're bringing back beloved Food52 column, The New Veganism, by our favorite expert-on-all-things-produce: Gena Hamshaw. A writer, cookbook author, vegan recipe developer, and registered dietitian, Gena will be reporting from the frontlines of the plant-based world, sharing with us all the new and wonderful ways we can work with vegetables.


It’s 1995, and I’m in eighth grade. Each morning I wake up, put my uniform on, and drag my stocking-clad tights into the kitchen for a toaster bagel. Once the bagel is ready, I trot over to the fridge and pull out a spray bottle of butter alternative (I can’t believe you can’t guess the name). And so, buttering commences: six or seven pumps of fluorescent yellow, salty, oily goodness. It soaks into my bagel and leaves a faint sheen on my plate.

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