Every time a vegan is asked, “So, where do you get your protein?” and “What can you eat?,” some poor cow goes to heaven. Yet one glance over at the sans bacon or cheese spread at the second annual VegFest Houston, hosted by the Vegan Society of Peace at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, no doubt served up that answer. If a catatonic food comma is what was intended for guests, mission accomplished.
Sometimes, well most often, it is not the message itself but who delivers it that determines if it will be heard or taken seriously. Yes, there is definitely increase in chatter regarding food and health issues, especially as we are faced with the possibility of a declining life expectancy in the United States.
Everyone’s grandmother was right. Eat your veggies.
But when Mark Bittman, bestselling cookbook author, food critic for the New York Times and television personality makes statements like [...]
Seriously, there is such a thing, and I do believe it is about time. Although my first thought was to try to figure out a way to be the big yellow banana while having flashbacks of Kevin James in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” I was delighted that the veggie loving population (or hating if you do the I am vegan because I hate plants joke) was growing at a rate where a parade would be in order. [...]