Vegetables Make the List for Best of New York  »

In New York Magazine, the “Best of New York 2011: Eating" list includes vegetables alongside donuts, breakfast tacos and lamb (always got to have some baby sheep). What up, vegetables?! You’ve arrived! Stars from "the best of this year’s vegivore bounty" include carrots at Dirt Candy, Brussels sprouts at Carmine Club Cafe and turnips at Dovetail. I’ve never been to any of these places, but I have been meaning to go to Dirt Candy as it is vegetarian.

I say the more attention non-meat gets in the foodie community, the better. It’s just funny that it’s like people have just discovered vegetables and that they are some kind of trend like slap bracelets and Skip Its. Little do they know, vegetables have been here the whole time!


Fox News comes to the vegan side!  »

Am I in an alternate reality? Fox News totally jocks us! In a reasonable and complimentary way!: “Once mocked as a fringe diet for sandal-wearing health food store workers…. Today’s vegans are urban hipsters, suburban moms, college students, even professional athletes.” Now don’t get salty about the urban hipsters part, it’s alright in concert with the others.

The article talks about Skinny Bitch, Alicia Silverstone, and Michael Pollan, the health and environmental benefits of veganism, and the accompanying picture has a Post Punk Kitchen apron in the foreground. They even make a comment on the history: “Abstaining from animal products is an ancient practice found in cultures worldwide.” Yeah, bitches, I didn’t make it up!

The post was inspired by a recent study by the National Restaurant Association where 1,500 chefs put vegan entrees as number 71 on their list of 226 trends for 2011. That ain’t bad! WE ARE DOMINATING.

So, are you disturbed? Is your world collapsing? Should I start watching Fox News?

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