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World Vegetarian Day 2015: 15 things only vegetarians understand | Metro News

By Mandy Mazliah | October 1, 2015 Happy World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month! In some parts of the world being vegetarian is the norm, and vegetarian food is readily available. Not always so in the UK. Even though there’s about 4 million vegetarians in the UK, restaurants can fool you into thinking it’s still the 1970s. It’s even worse if you go on holiday to Eastern Europe or South America. And, no, we’re not worried about getting anaemic thank you very much. Here are …

French Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Vegetarian Menu at School – ABC News

… online petition. Jego launched the petition last week in reaction to an order by the conservative mayor of Chalon-sur-Saone, east of France, to remove pork substitutes from school menus. A court decision this month gave the green light to Mayor Gilles Platret’s order — despite concerns that it could sow discord. France is home to both western Europe’s largest Muslim population, estimated at 5 million, and largest Jewish population. Schools often offer pork substitutes, but there is …

Teeth found near Tel Aviv point to a new prehistoric human species – Israel Culture, Ynetnews

… until now no one knew existed. Science has until now held that humans originated in Africa (Homo Sapiens who developed there about 200,000 years ago.) Another prehistoric species was the Neanderthal, who became extinct, and originated in Europe about 300,000 years ago. It is estimated that the teeth found in the cave in Israel belong to more ancient species of human, who was in fact the father of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals. Tests of the tartar from the teeth revealed remnants of seeds and …

Leicester is being dubbed the vegetarian capital of Europe | Central – ITV News

From www.itv.com | May 31, 2015 Leicester is being dubbed the vegetarian capital of Europe because of the large number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city. There are more than 60 places to eat vegetarian and vegan food in the space of three miles. The Leicester Vegetarian and Vegan group believe this is more than anywhere else in Europe. They have helped to launch a new vegetarian short break to the city where people can sample vegan cocktails and try out vegetarian afternoon tea. …

Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time – Books – – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

… book was sold in Eastern Europe, England and the United States, but during World War II it was condemned, like may other Jewish books, to extinction. Then, 20 years ago, in 1995, a couple got their hands on a copy of it at a second-hand book fair in England. They understood its historical value, bought it and donated it to YIVO, where it has been preserved on the shelves ever since.   To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

… covering chickens — which account for 96% of the animals slaughtered — focus on food safety, not cruelty. If a chicken is scalded to death in the production process, government inspectors won’t necessarily intervene. About 700,000 birds — albeit a tiny fraction of the nearly 9 billion slaughtered — died by scalding in 2013. None of this is necessary. Alternatives exist to kill chickens with less distress and suffering. Britain and parts of Europe use a system that puts them to sleep …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… Berkey of Brewer is a former full-time chef (and one-time butcher) who adopted this style a year ago. “I don’t eat any oil, and I don’t eat anything processed, like Tofurky,” said Berkey, who trained in Europe and is a graduate of the culinary program at Case Western Reserve University. “I eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables. I do eat tofu occasionally.” Berkey, 59, uses substitutes such as water to stir fry and parchment paper for baking (no need to grease the pan). At the …

Be Vegan, But Do Not Impose Please – The New Indian Express

… meal of only veggies but now find ourselves being judged and shovelled into a corner by same said bovine set? What can give anyone the right to become so viciously condescending about others’ food preferences? When I did a food show in TV a few year ago the one input I received often was that I ate too much meat on the show. Seeing how the show was about local cuisines in parts of Europe, especially in places like Scandinavia where vegetables rarely get enough sunlight to survive let alone …

Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain

… vegetarian-friendly options. Spanish supermarkets and markets also offer some of the cheapest and most flavoursome fruit and vegetables in Europe. While Barcelona and Madrid are slowly building a good veggie reputation, vegetarian options are more sparse in Andalucia, but there is usually at least one health food store per town that caters for vegans. via Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain. …

Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish | Life and style | The Guardian

… bitterness of dark chocolate but with a richness that leaves you scooping up the crumbs in the paper cups. Is the fact that more than 5,000 people made it here to try these and other delights, on a bakingly hot late summer Saturday, another sign that vegetarianism is making inroads into what was once one of Europe’s most determinedly carnivorous countries? Lonely Planet’s World Food Guide to Spain,  published in 2000, advised vegetarian visitors to the country to pack “a small stash of …

Vegetarian tagine recipe will make believers out of carnivores | The Miami Herald

Since I grew up in a half-Sephardic household, traditional Jewish foods meant to me something different from what they meant to my mainly Ashkenazi Hebrew school classmates. Sephardim are Jews that settled in Southern Europe and Northern Africa after the Diaspora . Ashkenazi Jews are from Eastern Europe and Russia, and they make up the vast majority  of the American Jewish population. As opposed to heavily Russian-influenced  Ashkenazi fare, Sephardic food takes on a Mediterranean flavor, …

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