The Hollywood Reporter – the ‘bible’ of the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries, has broken the news that this year’s Golden Globes will have an all-vegan menu, making it the first major awards show to go vegan.
That should be popular with the majority of LA based celebs for whom a plant based diet is now de rigueur, but it’s also part of a larger sustainability push by the event’s organisers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
The menu is apparently a last-minute change of heart from the one previewed in December that included fish. This new menu includes an appetizer of chilled golden beet soup with locally grown chervil and amaranth and a main dish of king oyster mushrooms cooked and presented to call to mind scallops, with wild-mushroom risotto, roasted baby purple and green Brussels sprouts, globe carrots and pea tendrils.
In other sustainable initiatives, the HFPA is planning to reuse this year’s new red carpet at later events; and to reduce plastic waste (water will be served in glass bottles).
Says HFPA president Lorenzo Soria: “We don’t think we’ll change the world with one meal, but we decided to take small steps to bring awareness. The food we eat, the way it is processed and grown and disposed of, all of that contributes to the climate crisis.”
The 77th Golden Globes is set to be a starry starry night for Australia, with local leading luminaries Cate Blanchett, Margot Robbie, Toni Collette, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman all nominated for awards.
The red carpet arrivals and ceremony air on Foxtel, January 6 from 12pm.
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