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Monday, October 06, 2008

Vegan MoFo

Mushroom fanAt a recent Allagash Beer Dinner, Patrick Dinh —chef at Tuscarora Mill— created delicious vegetarian subsitutions for me and another non-meat eater. More and more, I find that area chefs are being very creative in this regard.

If it's not on the menu, just ask.

This past weekend, with all the wursts at the Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest, I had assumed that —other than pretzels and sauerkraut— I might have been out of luck. Not so! An Indian restaurant had a booth: unorthodox for Oktoberfest, but with vegetarian options.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is an author of several books on vegan cooking. I don't know if she's a good beer drinker, but she does maintain an entertaining and informative vegan cooking blog at The Post Punk Kitchen.

As an example, she has declared October to be VeganMoFo — Vegan Month of Food:

The idea is to write as much as you can for the month of October about vegan food. The blog entries can be about anything food related - your love of tongs, your top secret tofu pressing techniques, the first time your mom cooked vegan for you, vegan options in Timbuktu - you get the idea.

Post Punk Kitchen

Joining the fun, I'll begin with this post and an earlier one entitled, "I am a vegetarian".

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