Former ROC vice president Lu Hsiu-lien (呂秀蓮) cooked a vegetarian dish and called on people to “eat less meat, drive less and waste less” while attending an environmental event at the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, the Central News Agency (中央通訊) reported today (full Chinese-language article here).
These were the best responses to the growing problems of global warming caused by emissions of climate-change gases, she said.Formosa Television provided more details (full Chinese-language article here) about the dish Lu offered, while saying that since she frequently cooked at home she was not nervous about doing it in public. Having sautéd bitter gourd (苦瓜) and king oyster mushrooms (杏包菇), she sprinkled a little sesame oil, and then simmered the dish to develop the flavors.
Lu said she had been a vegetarian for the last four months.
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