Sounding like an MC at the fourth stage of Lilith Fair, this one is for the vegans. While I am not a vegan, I know vegans and I like vegans (as much as I like any person). Not eating meat is their choice like eating meat is mine. While it is not a conclusion at which I would arrive, I appreciate the fact that they are consciously thinking about what they consume.
I cringe every time I meet someone who reads my writing and describes it as being meat-centric for a lot of reasons – because of health, because of the narrow focus it portrays (rightfully so), but mostly because of all of the things I like to cook, I like to cook vegetables most. My favorite cookbook, by a long shot, is a vegetarian cookbook. Meat consumption, as far as daily consumption goes, is dwarfed by vegetable consumption. Continue reading