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Friday, June 20, 2008

I wish I were a Vegatarian (again)

I went Veg for a year when I was in college. I really did like it. It made food shopping and eating out a lot more difficult, yet interesting and challenging. I became a vegetarian after watching a few videos on PETA's website. I just couldn't stand for the cruelty of animals. I didn't want to support an industry that tortures God's creatures.

I stopped after a year because I couldn't handle it. I was gaining weight from eating too much starch to fill me up from lack of protein; I just couldn't cut it. But now I think about the pain and suffering that animals go through and it breaks my heart. I feel so guilty. But how on Earth could I become a vegetarian when I'm married to a chef? I know there are great vegetarian restaurants and dishes, but tasting menus at fine dining restaurants don't accommodate the needs of a picky vegetarian eater.

So until I have my own farm and I'm able to raise my own cattle and poultry and humanly "do away" with them I'll be an ignorant eater of meat.
DCW_NYC
-Hilary-

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out todays blog @ eater.

You rock !!!

ChefWife said...

not really. enjoy it while it's there because my [insert macho insult here] husband made me email Eater to take it down. Isn't he sweet? My stomach is in knots right now and I'm so embarrased. I like the picture but I guess the almighty husband had the final say on that one.

Bonne Maman said...

I voted for you anyway.

minna s. said...

i try to buy/eat good quality meats from good family farms relieves some of my guilt...and i try not to eat meat everyday...thus helping to create less demand...i'm a total oxymoron considering i went to the natural gourmet institute for my chef training- a vegetarian-based curriculum, but it was the best 4 months of vegetarian/vegan eating i've ever had! let me know if u want some easy, satisfying recipes for veg food~

Anonymous said...

You are better looking then Rachel Ray anyway...U got my vote as well.

Zoey (PassionFoodie)

Jami B said...

I voted for you too! Your husband should be very proud!

Anonymous said...

i think fine dining establishments will accommodate for vegetarians - my friend always orders a vegetarian tasting (including no seafood) at all the restaurants (Jean Georges, Daniel, Per Se, etc. etc.. )when we go eat. now, i don't know if they hate doing though. i love meat, so i guess i never really thought about it... but i guess it's doubly harder when married to a chef!!