Summer Tomatoes

Let’s get something straight first.

I. LOVE. FOOD.

A lot.  Whenever people ask me about hobbies, I tell them it’s food.  They look at me funny, agree that “well, everyone likes to eat” and ask me for my other hobbies. They don’t get it.  My whole LIFE is food.  I explore the world through food.  I improve myself through food.  It is that important to me.  You may eat but I know everything I’m eating, try to make the best possible version of what I’m eating and then find a new way to eat it differently because I’m already bored with the previous version.

So what is a girl, who loves food so much, doing giving up such a huge, delicious part of it for good?  A girl, who has eaten foie gras pebbles at WD-50?  A girl who once said that she could never stop eating beef because how can you when you live within blocks  from the greatest steak (Peter Luger) and the greatest burger (DuMont) in the world?

Yup, that’s me.  And I’m not going to get all preachy about why you should go vegetarian.  There are plenty of people out there who will do that for me.

Farm Sanctuary

Compassion over Killing

HSUS

They’ll tell you why.  And if you’re being honest with yourself, and you think you can’t morally justify eating animals if this is how they’re being raised and killed, then you’ll wonder how.  And that’s what I’m here to tell you: how to go from ordering the best steak in the world to not eating meat at all.

Because no one told me what it would be like.  And I think if someone told me what I’m about to tell you, I would have done it a long time ago.

P.S.  I am NOT YET vegan.  I still have leather shoes, and leather bags.  I sleep under a down comforter.  And I feed my cats chicken.  But you know what?  I’m trying.  So no judging.  As Confucius said: “It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.”

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