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Chelsea Clinton isn't tying the knot with her fiance Marc Mezvinsky until this weekend, but the wedding has already become the event of the year, at least by gossip-rag standards. Questions abound: Who's invited? (Hint: Not many.) What will she wear? (The smart money, as always, is on Vera Wang.) What kind of ceremony will it be, anyway? Thanks to the publicity-shy bride, there are few confirmed details. One thing's fairly certain, though: The caterers will accommodate the former first daughter's vegan diet.
Despite her father's famous predilection for fast food, Chelsea has reportedly been going meatless for more than a decade, even asking White House chef Walter Scheib to teach her to prepare her own vegan meals, according to the Vegetarian Star. By all accounts, Chelsea is a highly intelligent, ambitious woman who doesn't do anything halfway, and her kitchen training was no exception; she worked with Scheib for six weeks prior to leaving for Stanford, earning a "Walter Scheib cooking school certificate" at the end.
Consequently, "insiders" have told Life & Style magazine, the food for the big day "will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes." (That'll put the caterers through their paces.) Lest anyone accuse Chelsea of being doctrinaire, however, the wedding menu will also please carnivorous guests. According to those same insiders, there will be a beef entree as well -- grass-fed and organic, naturally.