Praising Seitan?

Praising Seitan?


As if named by a writer: Romanesco broccoli

A truce in a skirmish in the perceived “food wars?” Perhaps. Here’s In Defense of Food author Michael Pollan praising vegetarians and vegans (and Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals) in this excerpt from an exchange of letters in a recent issue of the New York Review of Books:

“[X] mistakes my (very limited) defense of meat eating in The Omnivore’s Dilemma for a disdain for vegetarianism. In fact, I have the utmost respect for vegetarians and vegans, who are light years ahead of most eaters insofar as they have seriously considered the moral, ethical and environmental implications of their food choices. They are conscious eaters, which is what we all need to become. It was perhaps unfairly dismissive of me to label [Jonathan Safran] Foer’s book [Eating Animals] a ‘vegetarian polemic,’ because it is more than that’it is a serious effort to make its readers more conscious of what is at stake on their plates, and there’s much in it with which I agree.”