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Pedro Boh
Post #343052 - Reply to (#343050) by Tsubaki21
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I'm the Meat King (though I'm a girl).


Then it would have been more appropriate to put:

"I am the Meat Queen"

Although I recon I could challenge you for that title there =P


Yeah, but the Meat Queen sounds really lame to my ears so I just left it at that. biggrin

P.S. : I really crave for some meat now.


Well, let's make it simpler then, I'm male and hence my claim for the Meat King title is stronger, so you'll have to contend with tactics for the Meat Queen title.

If in doubt about my claim just check my previous post in this topic. My favorite dish is churrasco, which is one of the local cuisine for my region, and basically it's glorified meat-in-a-stick accompanied by more meat.

Did I mention I love meat?


haha i used to too! In my region we eat alligator! It was so good! We also eat alot of seafood, like crawfish! Crawfish Etouffe is. so. good. And squirrel, but I wasn't ever as fond of that.
Right now though as a vegetarian I'm really excited about tangerine and pommegranate season! I persuaded the landlady to let me grow some, they're so good!


*looks around to make sure no one's listening*
I also like tangerines(we call them bergamotas here), pommegranate not so much(and I don't even know the name for pommegranates in portuguese)


Eating a 'gator sounds fun, kinda like going over one step in the food chain

Tsubaki21
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haha i used to too! In my region we eat alligator! It was so good!


Just curious but where do you live?


Very, very, very far down south in Louisiana, right next to a swamp.

BakaVash
Post #343054 - Reply to (#342915) by Dr. Love
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And for the non-vegetarians, would you ever give up your meatloving ways? D: What do you think about vegetarians and their way of life? o.o

Ta-da, discusss~


In a sense I am a vegetarian because the only meats I eat are imitation crab, beef, chicken, pork, fish, etc., and drinking animal soup stock. I would never give up meat because I am an equal opportunist, eating anything I see when I am hungry.

I think the vegetarians that have crazy names for the rank of vegetarian they are, are silly. Should we name meat eaters that eat bugs or brains differently to show how hardcore they are? Aren't plants living things as well. At least that's what my Chia pet says.

I'm curious what vegetarians eat for a main course, would you say you even have a main course or do you just eat more sides to compensate.

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From vegetarians and vegans I've known, tofu or soy products are often a primary food, but it does depend on how "hardcore" they are. There are things like vegetarian lasagna which would be a main dish, presuming they're not vegan (though there's probably a vegan version also).

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I'm curious what vegetarians eat for a main course, would you say you even have a main course or do you just eat more sides to compensate.


I assume you're talking about eating out or going to another person's place for dinner? If that's the case then it depends on whether or not a main course is available biggrin At the very least most places have spaghetti.

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5 years ago, I use to be a vegetarian.

I started off determined for a goal, which was just to not eat any meat. It wasn't because I loved animals to death and could not eat them, I just decided that one day, I won't eat meat.

I lasted half a year on tofu, mushrooms, eggs, veggies, fruits etc.
One day, my sister gave me her "special home-made tofu stir fry." which had rice, cabbage, tofu, and dumplings.

Turns out that there was beef inside the dumplings despite my sister saying it was veggie. none (she tricked me!)

BUT WHEN I ATE THAT DUMPLING, I think I saw rainbows and such. It was so delicious, tofu and mushrooms could not compare. Why I wasted half a year for not indulging, I don't know.

Now, I'm a happy carnivore. :3

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I also like tangerines(we call them bergamotas here), pommegranate not so much(and I don't even know the name for pommegranates in portuguese)


Eating a 'gator sounds fun, kinda like going over one step in the food chain


Woah you're in portugal! Cool! I always carry around 3-4 tangerines in my purse.. I call them purse oranges... Pommegranates are tricky because it's hard to get them ripe, but when you do, it is so worth it. I hated them until because I had always had unripe ones. I tried them again because I'm taking mythology, and read the story of persephone... Oh, and that's exactly what I thought when I ate gator, they taste better when you catch them yourself, but you have to have a permit. Once I ate a rattlesnake thinking it would be cool. It was gross.

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Have to say I'm a little confused about this Bourdain quote as well. Since when is meat cheaper to produce/buy then a bag of corn or beans? Unless you're hunting something yourself (and I'm assuming that most people on this thread aren't hunters), generally grains and vegetables are cheaper than meat.

I also think it's safe to say that Bourdain has a particular type of vegetarian in mind when he claims that vegetarianism/veganism is a first world luxury - one that probably has a fair bit to do with stereotypes of wealthy / privileged western vegetarians. It's just as easy (and probably more correct) to claim that eating meat is a first world luxury - citizens of "first world" nations certainly eat a lot more of it than those in developing nations.


A fair argument. Americans do eat way too much meat and grains are generally cheaper by the pound. There are many exceptions to this rule though.

Vegetarian dishes can easily be more expensive than meat depending on your location. A pound of almonds can cost more than a pound of chicken leg quarters. A box of white button mushrooms can cost more than an equivalent bag of mussels.

Citizens of first world nations do consume more meat than developing nations. We pretty much consume more period. We have so much food that we can pick and choose. The problem is, a lot of people don't know how to pick and choose. It takes effort to know how and what to do with it. People of lesser means do not even have that luxury. We take what we can get and if it involves meat, so be it.

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Yes.

It was hard at first (seeing everyone eating it), but it's been 4 years now, so I'm used to it. Yes, I do love meat, I won't lie, but I will never let it touch my lips again. Besides that one time my brother tricked me by slipping in some beef... anywho, he got a nice punch to the face cause of that.

Funny thing is, I hate vegetables too. You'll never catch me with lettuce or tomatoes or about 90% of vegetables. Never eaten a salad in my life.

So what exactly do I eat?

I do wonder myself too.

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Yes.

It was hard at first (seeing everyone eating it), but it's been 4 years now, so I'm used to it. Yes, I do love meat, I won't lie, but I will never let it touch my lips again. Besides that one time my brother tricked me by slipping in some beef... anywho, he got a nice punch to the face cause of that.

Funny thing is, I hate vegetables too. You'll never catch me with lettuce or tomatoes or about 90% of vegetables. Never eaten a salad in my life.

So what exactly do I eat?

I do wonder myself too.


Hmm, that leaves dairy, grains and fruit. Oh well. Better than the beer diet. dead

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I'm 'almost' a vegetarian, I try to eat raw because I feel it gives me more energy and is healthier, but I still eat a bit of meat. Everything in moderation.

TofuQueen
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To all vegetarians, how was it giving up meat? embarrassed For what reasons did you do it for? Because you didn't like the taste/texture or because it's "wrong" to kill animals? o.o


Once I decided to become vegetarian it was easy to not eat meat because in my mind it became "dead things" rather than food.

My standard reply to questions about why I'm vegetarian is "I don't feel right killing animals for food when there are so many other things to eat". In a survival situation all bets are off, but It's been almost 16 years and I've never been tempted to eat meat at all. My boys are 14, have been vegetarian all their lives, and have no interest in eating meat (I've explained my reasons but made sure they know that the choice is theirs; most of our extended family is not vegetarian).

We do eat eggs & dairy, and lots of fruits & veggies & whole grains & some beans/peas/lentils/nuts. We eat some tofu, but not all that much, and though I'll occasionally buy the "fake meat" type stuff, it's pretty expensive and we live cheap~ Eating out or at other people's homes, we eat whatever's there that's vegetarian, and if there isn't much, we just (quietly) don't eat much & make up for it later.

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Well, I can be vegetarian but I'm not use to temple food that much.
And my family loves vegetables (and herbs) so making that change is a little bit easier. I don't really like eating meat; only like chicken and fish.


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me vegetarian??
no way!!

i really look up to vegetarians because they can last long without eating anything that used to move...but as for me i can never live without eating meat...and i have to say this food is not complete without the taste of meat...i dont like tofu as a protein substitute...i have to say this most of my other family members are mostly veetrians and the food that they offer me on family gatherings is not that tasty...so i really look up to vegetarian people!! biggrin

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Why is it that so many of you seem to have never heard of soy...? There are so many alternatives to meat, really. For me, being vegetarian did not mean gorging myself on vegetables and fruit. I hate fruit, and my liking of vegetables is very limited. I don't eat nuts, either. Tofu is also disgusting. I just ate whatever the hell I wanted that didn't contain meat. It's not as limited as you think.

Sort of a difference between vegetarian and vegan.

confused Not to mention how easy it is to get the amount of protein you need a day without eating meat. And the fact that even people that eat meat are protein (and a million other things) deficient, which makes this completely moot.

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