Alan Roettinger: The Accidental Vegan

Based in Colorado, Alan Roettinger grew up in Mexico City eating American fare with his American parents. He quickly realized “American food is pretty drab.” As a kid, he preferred hanging out in the kitchen, eating chili rellenos and “stuff that wakes up your palate. Mexican food is extremely vibrant, there’s no way around it.” He was born with a passion for bold flavors. The vegan part happened five years ago, when Roettinger’s high cholesterol got his doctor’s attention. Roettinger, who’d been a happy omnivore all his life, countered with a pledge to go vegan.
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