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- 13 ways to impress vegans. — The Atlantic
- This refined fig mustard will take sandwiches to a new level. — Chow
- Learn the proper technique for sweating vegetables. — Serious Eats
- Now you can get your daily dose of Guy Fieri in iPhone app form. — Eater
- Brian Boitano has opened a cheese food cart in San Francisco. — SFoodie
- A new study on fruit flies reveals information about the human appetite. — The Epi-Log
- An inside look at the food world's tribute to Daniel Boulud. — Feast
- Is the recession causing you to eat more hot dogs?
- Is the recession causing you to eat more hot dogs? — The Epi-Log
- Move beyond potatoes and learn to cook with whole grains. — Chow
- Would you eat the vegan version of the Double Down sandwich? — Eat Me Daily
- Take a look at Delancey, Seattle's newest pizzeria, which was opened by blogger Molly Wizenberg and her husband. — Slice
- The much hyped-about John Dory, April Bloomfield's recently opened seafood restuarant in New York City, has closed. Part owner Ken Friedman explains why. — The Feedbag
- Catch up with the food industry's most popular Twitterers. — Eater
- Eleven culinary critics and commentators survey the state of our food union. — Grub Street
- How to fix a broken Hollandaise sauce. — Food Wishes
The owner of Casa Diablo in Portland, OR, was having a hard time selling locals on his Mexican vegan food. So he turned his restaurant into the world's first vegan strip club. Apparently, Portland has more strip clubs than any other city, not to mention a large vegan population. This video is brilliant in so many ways, not the least of which is this quote: "Even the meat-eating girls get to eat here free, so when they eat our food, they get turned on to vegan food."
I certainly don't know many kitties that would turn down some fresh fish as a treat . . . and I can't be the only one with the iconic cartoon image of a cat lapping milk in my head. However, a recent post on Dolittler (my go-to site for a behind-the-scenes vet perspective) got me thinking: Are there really vegan pets out there?
Seems that converting pets – especially cats – to a vegetarian or even the veggies only diet (with no milk or egg proteins for vegans) is a risky choice but one that some still consider. Dr. Patty Khuly writes:
Cats' bodies (specifically, their gastrointestinal tracts) are not ideally suited to digesting non-meat foods. Though they may seem to do well on these diets once they’ve acclimated to them, the long-term effects of feeding feline diets that lack animal proteins have not been established.
Now it's one thing if you have a pet that would choose the vegetarian option in the wild (goats, rabbits, chickens, etc.) but it doesn't seem fair to impose personal beliefs that could endanger your animals' health in the process? What's your take?
I heard a standup comedian the other night who said that vegans were the last group of people it was socially acceptable to make fun of. "Hell," he continued, "even vegetarians laugh at them: 'Have an egg or some dairy, man, live a little!'" So this news clip should come as no surprise. A reporter discusses the rise of a vegan movement whose adherents claim they won't have sex with anyone who eats animal-based products. As she's saying this with a perplexed look on her face, her co-anchor busts out laughing. (Clearly, these people do not live in California, "the land of fruits and nuts.")