One Real News Thing: Online Recipe Bank Epicurious Has Phased Out Beef Recipes

While the fake news about the Biden administration banning beef was making its way around the world, the popular recipe website, Epicurious, has been phasing out recipes for beef for a year and no one squawked until now. They revealed the decision in an article on Monday, saying “We know that some people might assume that this decision signals some sort of vendetta against cows — or the people who eat them.”  They also swear they still like burgers and they asked readers to think of it as “not anti-beef but rather pro-planet.”   The North American Meat Institute predicted snarkily that as a result, Epicurious’ “reduced web traffic will save some electricity.” Actually, the Epicurious site will still house beef recipes, but the editors won’t include new ones and they don’t seem likely to back down even in the face of conservative “cancel culture,” saying “our readers have rallied around the recipes we published in beef’s place.”

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