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May. 13th, 2007

05:15 pm - Dining with vegetarians

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Date:May 13th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
That brings up a point that often sticks in my head: What's the different between a food with no meat in and a veggie food?

I'd class fake meat things and maybe soya as "veggie food", but this is probably because I am a meater who likes cucumber :)
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Date:May 13th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
As a general issue, I'd say there's no real difference. There was a debate in the letters column of the Vegetarian Society magazine a while back, where some people were arguing that all vegetarian food should go in one aisle together in the supermarket, rather than being scattered around (e.g. Quorn sausages next to pork sausages). I think the main objection to that is pizza: lots of people would happily eat a basic cheese and tomato pizza without thinking of it as a vegetarian option.

In this context, I'm asking about veggie stuff because I'm not particularly concerned if you don't like meat X :)
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