Saturday, 12 November 2016

What sort of meat do vegans eat then?


antiques emporium

It was pouring with rain when we woke up this morning but by 10.00 a.m. the sun was out and it was a real steamy scorcher.  We went out for some brunch (I had the biggest fruit salad ever) and then took an Uber taxi over to Glebe.  I like Glebe, it’s a bit bohemian with good places to eat, art galleries, book shops and weekend markets.

knife sharpener's bike
We wandered around the Saturday market stalls, I bought a hat and Sarah bought some jars of chilli spread and a potted plant.  We met up with Andy at a bar (they had the biggest TV screen ever showing Northern Ireland playing Azerbaijan (4-0).  Rachel would have liked that bar.


If you look closely you will see that the road sign to the right of the door is also painted
We then moved on for linner (lunch/dinner) at a wine bar.  The chef had prepared a special vegan shared plate menu.  It is amazing what a skilled chef can do with a piece of samphire, salt bush tempura and shitake mushrooms.  The waitress was a real whacky character, short cropped hair, jeans, Doc Martens and extremely embarrassed by a missing front tooth.  She said she’d lost it chewing the end of a chicken drumstick.  Paul suggested she should be a vegan.  She replied, “What sort of meat do vegans eat then?”

view of the city from Glebe


11 comments:

  1. Regarding veganism, please ask Sarah about mother's milk. Should the babies of vegan parents be allowed to suckle? Indeed, is mother's milk "dairy" or "non-dairy"? If vegan babies have powdered milk in bottles are they breaking The Vegan religious code? Also, are there any Inuit vegans?

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    1. Vegans are concerned that all mammals have the right to suckle their young. The mass production of cows milk for human consumption deprives some calves of their mothers' milk.

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    2. Of course a baby should drink his/hers mother's milk. That's what it's designed for. I don't know for sure but I imagine there are no vegan Inuits as I have no doubt that people living in the icy wilderness have a need of animals in order to survive. Unlike many of us in developed nations.

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  2. On face value: that's a very good question Yorkie however, are you actually thinking of women as being bovines; because one is human milk and the other is animal milk. A good slap on your kisser may very well nudge your sensibilities into action.....

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  3. Sounds like you had a good day. That waitress comment made me chuckle.

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    1. She asked the question in all innocence.

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  4. That sounds exactly what Peter woud say.

    Yes, I would love that bar. I can plot Europe by Sports Bars.

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    1. I wasn't paying much attention until two players crashed heads and there were a lot of bandages and blood.

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  5. Our two friendly vegans (who are now in Oz) have a totally different cupboard to us. Where they find all their stuff I can't imagine. They have vegan Soy sauce, vegan oils, vegan pasta, vegan salt, vegan water, etc etc. Most of it is probably the same stuff in different jars, and at different prices. I'll stick with my non-vegan rice.

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  6. Vegan stuff is always more expensive. I'm not sure I could afford to be a full time vegan.

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