Target: Guy Fieri, host of ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’
Goal: Encourage Guy Fieri to air episodes dedicated to vegetarian cuisine
The hit Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives follows famed food personality Guy Fieri as he travels all over the country visiting local restaurants. Each episode features main dishes served at the restaurants, and gives viewers dining out options along with great recipe ideas for home. Guy’s palate is refined and eclectic; however, an important category is too often overlooked: vegetarianism. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives should air an episode fully dedicated to vegetarian restaurants, and feature vegetarian food frequently.
Vegetarianism is growing more popular each year. There are vegetarian restaurants opening up all over due to the demand for their product. Many restaurants that feature traditional meat-heavy cuisine have also begun offering vegetarian options for the growing vegetarian clientele. America is interested in vegetarianism, but some individuals may be reluctant to try the diet because of inaccurate clichés about vegetarianism. A hit foodie show that features, and is excited about, vegetarian cuisine may be what America needs.
Many illnesses and diseases that plague our society are directly linked to excessive meat consumption. Heart attacks, strokes and type 2 diabetes are all influenced by diet. Diets low in bad cholesterol and animal proteins and high in vegetables, grains and fruit are statistically beneficial for individuals suffering from certain diseases, and as a preventative diet. Not to mention many climate and ecosystem disasters are directly related to farming livestock, such as rising CO2 levels, deforestation and natural predator decimation. Many individuals that adopt the vegetarian lifestyle do so solely out of compassion for animals. Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that a well balanced vegetarian diet is extremely healthy.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is very influential to old and new generations alike. Guy Fieri would be doing many skeptics a favor by featuring vegetarian cuisine on his show. Guy would certainly be able to highlight vegetarian food in a very unique way and find the best vegetarian restaurants out there. Encourage Guy Fieri to air an episode dedicated entirely to vegetarian restaurants, and frequently feature vegetarian cuisine.
Dear Guy Fieri,
Your popular Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, features many local restaurants from all over the country. Your show is responsible for the heightened success of featured restaurants and the ambitions of at-home cooks. Your influence extends to how people view food, and the role it plays in their lives. I am writing you to propose that you take your influence one step further: please dedicate an episode to full vegetarian restaurants, and feature vegetarian cuisine often.
The standard American diet is not considered healthy. It is absolutely delicious, but it does not serve to better people’s health or waistlines. Vegetarian diets are statistically proven to decrease bad cholesterol levels, keep people trim and combat deadly disease. Vegetarianism is also very healthy for the planet: much of earth’s peril is directly related to meat consumption, such as deforestation to create grazing land. Most of your viewers look up to you and are excited about your featured restaurants. Please focus one episode on strictly vegetarian restaurants and frequently feature vegetarian cuisine; this simple highlight will encourage many people to pay more attention to their diet and the state of the planet.
Most vegetarian restaurants are happy to explain their ethics, so the facts would not be left to you. There are countless vegetarian restaurants sprouting up every year; finding three restaurants to feature would not be an issue, and highlighting vegetarian dishes would be no chore because most restaurants offer a few delicious options. This feature would prove to be a success in so many ways. Please consider featuring a full episode dedicated to vegetarianism.
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