by MPD
Categories: Eats, Film/TV
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Earlier this summer, Ecorazzi expressed our excitement when we found out that Natalie Portman was going to be on Top Chef. Why were we so thrilled? Because we knew she’d make the chefs cook VEG!!

Portman has been a vegetarian since childhood and has an on and off again relationship with veganism (it’s currently on). She certainly wouldn’t allow any meat at her table!

In the preview below, Natalie breaks the news to the chefs and you can tell they’re definitely panicking. So are you going to be watching Portman on Top Chef next week? Chime in and let us know!

  • Erinna

    As vegans and former fans of Top Chef, my husband and I will definitely be watching! Because of previous episodes including different preparation methods for all kinds of meats, I’ve stopped watching the show and my husband has to Tivo it so he can fast-forward through the meat prep portions. Though it doesn’t happen often (the Foo Fighters episode from last season was one), it’s great to watch career chefs preparing veg*n food. We appreciate that Top Chef is recognizing the growing percentage of Americans that are eating veg*n food.

  • Kim

    Yes, I really wish the Food Network, etc. would catch on more quickly that there are tons of us out there who both (1) care about living cruelty-free, vegan lives and (2) LOOOVE food. I don’t bother with TV for meal inspiration (or just enjoying looking at delicious goodies) anymore, but stick to vegan YouTube channels and blogs. They should really try to get someone like Isa Chandra Moskowitz or Colleen Patrick Goudreau, get some vegan cooking shows on the air. :D