Thank you Cheryl Breuer for this informative and mouth watering article on Madison’s vegan goodies.
When vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli won Cupcake Wars on Food Network last year, I did a fist pump of victory for fellow vegans everywhere. The judges marveled at Coscarelli’s moist, delicious creations baked without eggs or butter and frosted without cream cheese, validating on national television what many vegans already know. Done well, vegan cakes, pies and desserts are every bit as complex and flavorful as their non-vegan counterparts.
Fortunately for Isthmus readers with a vegan sweet tooth, there are a growing number of choices available in the Madison area. Here are some of my favorites. Read the entire article here:
Animal activist and author Karen Dawn makes a point of having turkey for dinner every Thanksgiving, but the birds are at the table, not on it. For the fourth year in a row, Dawn, the author of the book “Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals,” has rescued two turkeys from an L.A. slaughterhouse and is hosting them at her home in Pacific Palisades.
“They’re named Russell and Perry,” says Dawn, speaking from her home. “I had originally named them Russell and Katy, after Russell Brand and Katy Perry, who saw the movie ‘Forks Over Knives’ and Russell tweeted and said he was going vegan.”
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We especially like numbers 13 and 19.
13. We also owe the Humane Society of the United States, Mercy for Animals and PETA (they can be extreme and, I think, even silly, but still…). All decry animal abuse on a daily basis, sometimes at physical risk to their employees. It’s tough work; it isn’t pretty; but as awareness increases so will the cry for change.
19. For better and still improving school lunches, let’s thank Ann Cooper (the Renegade Lunch Lady), Kate Adamick, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and (why not? it’s Thanksgiving) Michelle Obama. (At this point, a nod to the world’s most famous walking advertisement for a plant-based diet: Bill “Mr. Slim” Clinton.)
Who would have thought that in the land of cheese and brats you would find a thriving vegan community?
It’s true, every day Milwaukee is becoming more and more vegan friendly.
The Vegan Milwaukee site is here to help you whether you’re a visiting vegan from out of town, a new vegan looking to find out where to eat, or a long-time vegan who wants to connect with other like-minded people and continue to expand your horizons.
We’re here to serve you, so please feel free to send in your suggestions and ideas to help us provide the kind of information you need.
So…relax, take a look around, tell your friends and share your ideas. We want you to feel right at home!
I don’t eat lamb…You feel guilty. It just feels kind of like…they are very gentle. Well, cows are [gentle, too, but] we eat them. I don’t know how to describe it….It seems like everybody eats cow. It’s affordable and there are so many of them but lambs are just different….Seems like it’s okay to eat a cow but it’s not okay to eat a lamb…the difference is weird.
Interview subject: 43-year-old meat eater
I don’t [think of animals raised for meat as individuals]. I wouldn’t be able to do my job if I got that personal with them. When you say “individuals,” you mean as a unique person, as a unique thing with its own name and its own characteristics, its own little games it plays? Yeah? Yeah, I’d really rather not know that. I’m sure it has it, but I’d rather not know it.
Interview subject: 31-year-old meat cutter
Consider the above statements. A meat cutter wouldn’t be able to carry on with his work if he thought about what he was doing. A meat eater is affectionate toward one species but eats another and has no idea why. Before being asked to reflect on their behaviors, neither of these individuals thought there was anything odd about the way they relate to the animals that become their food, and after such reflection their awareness quickly “wore off.” So the meat cutter kept the unpleasant reality of his job at bay and continued to process animals, while the meat eater suppressed his mental paradox and continued to eat them.
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Carnism: Why Eating Animals Is a Social Justice Issue | One Green Planet.
Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. will be the guest speaker at Alliance for Animals’ Vegantines Dinner on February 11, 2012.
She is the author of the acclaimed Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism. Dr. Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, personal/relationship coach, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and celebrated speaker.
The week of October 24th – 31st is World Go Vegan Week. Visit our WGVW page to see a list of activities (including a scavenger hunt and Vegan Drinks) and a listing of local businesses that are offering vegan specials during the week!
Click here: Alliance For Animals.
World Go Vegan Week is October 24 – 31, and the Alliance for Animals is celebrating with a city-wide vegan scavenger hunt! Alliance for Animals’ Vegan Outreach Coordinator visited with WKOW’s Elishah Oesch to talk about World Go Vegan Week!
Several Madison businesses are offering a special for World Go Vegan Week. Businesses include Bunky’s Cafe, Glass Nickel Pizza, Ian’s Pizza, and a Room of One’s Own.
You can learn more about the events and food options available and totally Vegan at the Alliance for Animals website, http://www.allanimals.org.