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Old 05-07-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Interesting Article On Being A Vegetarian

I found this article today and thought it was a really interesting read.

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Old 05-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, GB. It is an interesting article.
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Hahaa! Great article, he made me laugh! And he was pretty spot on about tofu, some restaurants have no clue how to make it tasty!
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It was spot on about a lot of things. One thing I get, that was not mentioned, were when some people find out im a vegetarian, they try to impress me by saying " oh, well im almost a vegetarian, I dont eat red meat" or " I only eat fish" or "I always wanted to be a vegetarian" and things like that. Almost as if A) I actually care whether they are vegetarian or not B) I am trying to convert them

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that was very funny, I loved his style of writing and his arguments!
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that was great!
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:58 AM   #7
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Good article. I have lived with vegetarians for many years and have always have them within my group of friends. I am quite used to accomodating them when I entertain etc (so much so that I am really only recently getting into cooking with meat) I do believe that dining options have increased greatly for them in the last several years.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:26 AM   #8
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Thanks, GB - I really enjoyed that article. We used to have a restaurant here in Bucerias called "Roots" that this author would have loved. Andrew, the chef, made such wonderfully seasoned vegetarian dishes (no tofu) that no one ever missed the meat, and most of their clientèle were omnivores. (Except my husband, that is, who would have been happier eating there if he would have arrived with a chicken breast surreptitiously tucked in his pocket.) Alas, Andrew was SO good that we was wooed away by a New York restauarant and Roots is no more.
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Hahaa! Great article, he made me laugh! And he was pretty spot on about tofu, some restaurants have no clue how to make it tasty!
It's supposed to taste good???? I always thought it was just filler in the hot and sour soup!
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #10
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I never met a tofu that I liked, so I've probably not been exposed to the right restaurant. I will be giving it a try the next time we dine out for Thai food.

Once the fresh produce start hitting the local market, I make many meatless meals and get rave reviews. This goes on thru the entire growing season. Vegetables are people, too, and deserve to be adorned with all the butters, oils and lovely spices in my cupboard.

But, alas, I do love meat, and being raised with hunting, fishing and the conservation & respect thereof, I have no problem with being an omnivore, and understand where the vegetarians are coming from. It's a big world with plenty of room for all of us. We just need to play nice.

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