Thanks for covering TMM fellow Greek! One note, the vegan thanksgiving record party is just at my house, but the founder of the vegan brunches was Chef Shirle (Four Corners Cuisine) then taken over by the awesome Fiction Kitchen (brunches every first Sunday) and held at the great Pinhook.
Oh and the Bull City Vegan Challenge was co-organized by Chef Shirle and I, but Shirle had the mastermind idea of the challenge aspect.
Thank you so much for addressing the issue of meat consumption / animnal agriculture as it relates to global warming. So often this is left out of the conversation as you suggest. I would guess this is because reducing or eliminating animal products from our diets seems more daunting to some than recycling.
I recommend that folks check out this site for more info on the connection between diet & planet:
and this site, run by a friend of mine here in Durham: http://rockinthestove.com/
Hi Indy! Thank you so much for covering this topic. When I moved to the area two years ago, I loved just about everything - the people, arts community, etc. The one thing I missed was the vegan restaurants that Seattle has - about 15 and counting - Thai, fast food, home cooking, Chinese, etc. They are frequented by non-veg and veg folk alike. They are busy. I will say with confidence that we most certainly have the demand for an all vegan restaurant here. A fancy restaurant has its place, but what we need is something like Hillside Quickies in Seattle or Food Swings in Brooklyn - a great down-home- soul-food-cheap-sandwich kind of place.
That said, it is NOT hard to be vegan in this town. I go to Cosmic Cantina and get the Chimichanga or tofu burrito. Or Xiloa to get the nacatamales. Or International Delights to get the Falafel sandwich. Or Whole Foods to eat at their (practically) all vegan bar. I get soy milk in my lattes/coffee. Many things are labeled "veg" or "vegan."
When I'm not eating out, I make a mean seitan...which according to omnivores "tastes like chicken." At $2.75 for the wheat gluten from which it is born, and considering this makes enough for 5 meals, it's way cheaper than meat & has a lot of protein. It's easy as heck to fix too - check out my friend's blog for the recipe:
One more thing - I was surprised that Isa of the Post Punk Kitchen was not part of the cookbook conversation:
http://www.theppk.com/. I can't tell you how many omnivores buy her stuff. She's awesome.
So thanks for covering this topic - I really hope someone creates a vegan restaurant - if recipes are needed, lemme know, I've got plenty of easy/fast/good ones. Cake...cookies...biscuits & gravy...etc.
Oh - and my friend and I are also working on this site, which lists veg-friendly places in the Triangle - check it out!
hey! Just a quick note - reservations for 1/6 are taken at www.porchlifeproductions.com. A short trailer is there as well.
PS I've found leafleting to be a very powerful communication tool - particularly that done through "adopt a college." http://www.veganhealth.org/colleges/
hi ... thanks for including beloved binge in 2007! But we released in 6/06. Why am I posting a comment about this? I don't know.
Yeah Wigg Report and Sesame Street! Actually we just got compared with the Muppet Show band so I think a puppet tour is in order shortly.
Once we saw the Wigg Report we knew we'd stay in Durham. They put on one of the best live shows around...and don't mind it when fans (me) sing along to their catchy-catchy songs out of key.
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