Friday, January 23, 2009

Veganism in the Media

The Huffington Post's Katie Molinaro recently had a blurb tsk-ing trency telly show Gossip Girl creators for making a stereotypical joke about vegan food being "gross". There's even a video clip.

Minneapolis' The Bridge featured an article on Meagan Holtgrewe and her online vegan cooking show Rhymes With Vegan. I haven't checked out the show yet, but hope to do so this evening. The article offers up two recipes: One for a Vegan White "Chicken" Chilli and another more traditional style of chilli that uses beans and TVP. You'll find her show here. Prepare to drool over the recipes and photos when you get there.

The Oregonian had a not particularly well-written interview with New York Times food writer Mark Bittman, who is currently making his rounds to promote his book Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating. According to the interview, Bittman is promoting yet another newfangled purportedly ethical diet which involves the consumption of "plants only from dawn to dusk, [while] anything goes at night". His focus is on increasing one's consumption of plants, but he draws the line at eschewing meat altogether, commenting that consuming dairy continues to harm the environment and that although veganism is "consistent", that it's a "tough sell". This Globe and Mail article about him paraphrases him as asserting that he does not "intend ever to become a full-fledged vegetarian". So less meat is better, but no meat isn't even an option? Speaking of consistency...


Anardana said...

Cool blog!

M said...

Thanks! I like yours, too. :)