Roy Choi, co-founder and head chef of Kogi Korean BBQ
, the Los Angeles food truck that became famous (and much imitated) for its innovative Korean-Mexican fusion tacos and its use of social networking (previously
), has announced on his weblog
that he's no longer eating meat. Choi is considering leaving cooking altogether.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico
on May 2, 2012 -
Vegan No More
: For 3 years I built my entire life on the premise of veganism. It was my life’s passion, my guiding light. Being a vegan was everything to me. I believed my actions made me an animal rights crusader; I was saving lives, and changing the world. Now, I know otherwise. And now, after 2 full months of non-veganism, I can honestly say that I feel reborn.
posted by contessa
on Nov 19, 2010 -
has been a vegetarian for twenty years, but was recently inspired to become a vegan by Jonathan Safran Foer
's first nonfiction book, Eating Animals
. Portman wrote an essay for the Huffington Post
in which she compares the book favorably to Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma
(previously on the blue
), and makes this specific criticism of the latter book:
But he reminds us that being a man, and a human, takes more thought than just "This is tasty, and that's why I do it." He posits that consideration, as promoted by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, which has more to do with being polite to your tablemates than sticking to your own ideals, would be absurd if applied to any other belief (e.g., I don't believe in rape, but if it's what it takes to please my dinner hosts, then so be it). [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack
on Oct 28, 2009 -
Those crazy PETA kids,
well, now they've gone and done it. They've admitted that being a vegan is punishment, by sending a letter to the NY Prison Commissioner telling him that "Feeding inmates exclusively vegan food sends a message to inmates and the public that our society isn't molly-coddling them..." Funny, funny PETA people, hoisted by their own celery stick, as it were. I'm guessing that being that anemic makes them a little short on irony.
posted by dejah420
on Feb 24, 2003 -
Veganism nearly kills baby?
A New york couple is charged with reckless endangerment after there baby is taken to the hospital underdeveloped and near death. The article doesn't specifically say veganism was the reason for the baby's poor health but strongly impies it. [link via plastic]
posted by drezdn
on Apr 30, 2002 -
Would you eat meat if you were confronted by images like this every time you ate it?
"You have just dined, and however scrupulously
the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful
distance of miles, there is complicity."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1870
Warning: graphic pictures.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger
on Mar 13, 2002 -
Lettuce ladies want to slim (clap) you up!
I didn't know Elizabeth Berkley was the original lettuce lady. Heck, I didn't even know they existed at all.
I noticed the site has some false advertising, though -- on the front page, it says "wearing nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves..." but how in the world would those tops stay on with straps of lettuce? I guess "wearing nothing but lettuce and green colored underwear" doesn't have the same ring to it.
posted by jragon
on Nov 29, 2000 -