In all the discussion about Chelsea Clinton's wedding and its $5 million price tag, much has been made of the fact that it will have a vegan menu.
The former First Daughter not only eats a plant-based diet, she's also allergic to gluten; therefore, according to many sources, the menu will have a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings ... and, oh yeah, grass-fed organic beef is on there, too.
Wait, just one minute! Am I missing something obvious? Beef isn't vegan, is it?
Let's just call a spade a spade, shall we? I don't care who your parents are -- serving beef at the reception is the exact opposite of a vegan wedding.
Don't get me wrong: I don't fault Chelsea for serving beef at her wedding. Likely, it's what most guests prefer to eat. And, what woman in her right mind doesn't want her guests to be happy at her wedding?
It's the media's insistence on labeling the wedding of the year "vegan" that I take supreme issue with ...
Can we call it a "green" menu? Sure!
But "vegan" menu? When it involves dead cow, absolutely not!
With that out of the way, let's focus on the positive: Rumor is Chelsea is choosing a gluten-free, vegan wedding cake for the special day.
Oh, please, please let me be on the guest list!
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