It's national vegetarian week,
July 8, 2002 9:46 AM   Subscribe

It's national vegetarian week, apparently. After reading this article on chicken nuggets, I might be converting, not that I have ever eaten a chicken nugget, of course. It's not just junk food that leaves one feeling green about the gills though. I identified all of the vegetables in this quiz, I don't know that I would want to eat all of them though.
posted by Fat Buddha (30 comments total)
So, you like the Guardian do you?
posted by revbrian at 9:54 AM on July 8, 2002

[irony] My god, a Guardian link? I can't believe a word of it![/irony]

[Why this distrust of UK sources? Earlier this week - can't find it now, the BBC was used as a by word for 'untrustworthy'.]

Is this just prejudice? What's your point, rev? Who do you trust -
And why?
posted by dash_slot- at 10:03 AM on July 8, 2002

I thought I fired up my browser but I didn't know I could get the Food Channel on this thing, if I pass the quiz do I get the secret tofu nugget recipe, or do I have to go to Martha for that?
posted by yonderboy at 10:07 AM on July 8, 2002

Yay! I love multiple-guess!

"You scored 7 out of a possible 10
Most impressive. You know your plantain from your pak choi alright"

Who knew??
posted by dash_slot- at 10:09 AM on July 8, 2002

I got half of the vegetables right, but I always got the right answers to Letterman's "Know Your Cuts Of Meat". I'm just destined to eat meat.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:14 AM on July 8, 2002

I'm looking forward to Lambs Fry & Bacon tonight
Yeah !!!
posted by johnny7 at 10:19 AM on July 8, 2002

I got 3 out of 10. I win.
posted by mikegre at 10:27 AM on July 8, 2002

[What's your point, rev? ]

Don't particularly have one. Just thought that three links to the guardian in the same post was a bit of a heavy reliance on a single source.

Does the flour on chicken fried steak count as a vegetable?
posted by revbrian at 10:28 AM on July 8, 2002

7 out of 10, and it'll be a cold day in Hell before I ever eat another chicken nugget.
posted by briank at 10:28 AM on July 8, 2002

I guessed that mikegre was the tenth vegetable. I win.
posted by riviera at 10:35 AM on July 8, 2002

10 out of 10 - Black Belt.

Eat enuff of the things so I should know...
posted by i_cola at 10:36 AM on July 8, 2002

I rank chicken mcnuggets right up there with circumcision as viable ways to torture innocent children.

Anyway...try a new recipe.
posted by oh posey at 12:41 PM on July 8, 2002

As someone once said: vegetables are what food eats.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:44 PM on July 8, 2002

(Makes a note to self. . . . .if ever dating Oh Posey, don't take her to McDonalds, and keep pants on. . .)
posted by Danf at 12:47 PM on July 8, 2002

I'm looking forward to Lambs Fry & Bacon tonight
Yeah !!!

wow, less than one hour for the first bad meat joke to hit. yeah !!!
posted by mcsweetie at 1:45 PM on July 8, 2002

hear, hear, briank. my vegetarian sister is always harping on me to stop eating chicken mcnuggets. who knew all it'd take was this article? ew.
posted by rio at 2:15 PM on July 8, 2002

I'm not a vegetarian, but MorningStar Farms Nuggets are really tasty. Better than chicken nuggets and 100% vegetable
posted by cell divide at 2:17 PM on July 8, 2002

as Ted Nugent said: I love vegetarians. Vegetarians taste great.
posted by o2b at 2:40 PM on July 8, 2002

o2b: So my better-half tells me...
posted by i_cola at 3:14 PM on July 8, 2002

From an article in this week's Time Magazine:
In a survey of 11,000 individuals, 37% of those who responded "Yes, I am a vegetarian" also reported that in the previous 24 hours they had eaten red meat; 60% had eaten meat, poultry, or seafood.
posted by jaek at 3:29 PM on July 8, 2002

The Morningstar nuggets are really good. Don't taste all that much like chicken, but then neither do the "real" nuggets, so... And bonus if you can find the buffalo wing variety!
posted by Su at 3:31 PM on July 8, 2002

The vegetarians above were most likely cut off from their preferred food supplies, or in the company of carnivores, and are explaining that they ate something they do not regard as proper food.
posted by sheauga at 4:42 PM on July 8, 2002

When I'm in the mood for BBQ wings, I go to Kate's Joint.
posted by muckster at 4:43 PM on July 8, 2002

Vegetarians taste great.

Sex experts agree -- or so I've read.
posted by Dreama at 4:46 PM on July 8, 2002

I've eaten the buffalo morningstar nuggets, recently. Worthless crap. Somehow they managed to be simultaneously hot and bland. I still haven't figured that one out.

I haven't tried quorn yet. Can't say I'm in any rush, either. I did have two Amy's organic California burgers (with swiss) on the Fourth. Very tasty. Not meaty, but I don't think they were aiming for that.
posted by NortonDC at 6:17 PM on July 8, 2002

I'm by no means a vegetarian -- I eat some amount of meat a few times of week, probably, and I ain't ever gonna give up eggs or cheese -- but the more I read about industrial meat, the more I figure I need to either quit eating meat, or go hand-pick my animals for slaughter. There just ain't no trusting the supermarkets at all.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:27 PM on July 8, 2002

Vegetarians taste great.
--Sex experts agree -- or so I've read.

It's true, we do! >=)
Save a tree. Eat a beaver.

Oh, and read Fast Food Nation if you haven't yet. You don't need to be vegetarian (or even be contemplating vegetarianism) to worry about what it takes to get meat/fast food to your plate.
posted by Melinika at 9:13 PM on July 8, 2002

I recently finished off a box of Quorn nuggets. It was a nice break from morningstar, but can't beat the taste of morningstar/kellogg's buffalo wings.
posted by gluechunk at 1:16 AM on July 9, 2002

five fresh fish - There's plenty that's unsavory about meat production, but as far as exotic dangers to the diner you can cut out the majority by merely avoiding ground meat. A single patty (or nugget?) of ground meat can come from dozens of animals, dramatically increasing your chances of dining on an animal with something You Really Don't Want with each bite.

I certainly won't encourage you to eat any meat, but I do suggest that you replace "community" ground meat with cuts from a single animal that you get ground up.
posted by NortonDC at 4:59 AM on July 9, 2002

The Qourn nuggets are alright, but I found the cutlets to be fantastic! I stumbled on qourn in the freezer case looking for another company's chicken alternative. I'm so pleased by Quorn, I can't even remember the other product's name.
posted by ahughey at 7:43 AM on July 9, 2002

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