Veging out

Sydney Morning Herald foodie columnist Simon Thomsen has written an interesting piece on all flavours of vegetarians.

He says he’s not sure why they are so indignat and aggressive but suspects it could be diet-related.

I find it hard to disagree with him, I’ve known a lot of veges over the years and just two of them weren’t obnoxious about it.

Oooh, I can hear the sound of thousands of indignant veges out there, grumbling into their wheatgrass juice and waggling their celery sticks in anger.

But it’s true, the majority of vegetarians are so much like reformed smokers: so irritatingly self-righteous that it’s unlikely they’ll ever be capable of getting any not-yet-reformed types to listen to their message.

I know back when I was a smoker, the snide remarks of non-smoker just made me feel more inclined to light up. And reformed smokers were the worst.

Eventually, I quit because I wanted to, not because some sanctimonious git pressured me into it.

The same goes for eating meat, or any animal products. For five years, I didn’t eat meat. That was my choice. Now I do … I enjoy cow, it  tastes good. That is also my choice.

Anyway, if you want to read what Mr Thomsen has to say in his food column, check it out here.

And while we’re on the subject of veges:


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