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Texas, the Garden State?

It is as enduring a stereotype as...well, as Texas being cattle country and a red meat paradise: firefighters have a talent for producing great five-alarm chili and mountains of barbecued chicken. Yet, in the Texas state capital of Austin, a group of firemen has committed to not only a vegetarian firehouse menu, but a vegan one, according to a New York Times report. Their reason: one of the men was diagnosed with extremely high cholesterol, a potential sign of impending heart disease.

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