The Vegetarian Cook

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The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About
The transition to a vegetarian diet is often a gradual one. Very likely, many of us will never give up meat entirely, but eat it only occasionally. This is the way the trend in food appears to be going. People are not coming to an ethical and dramatic decision, but rather being swayed by notions of a healthier diet which does not exploit the land or animals.
As meat and meat products are abandoned, they can leave gaps in your diet and store cupboard that must be filled. Once the decision has been taken to avoid meat, various sensible procedures can take place. For example, it is wise to tell family and friends about your change of diet to avoid the embarrassment of being served meat and having to eat it out of politeness. Becoming vegetarian is now so widespread that your announcement will probably cause little surprise. Most people who cook and entertain frequently generally take the precaution of checking in advance whether their guests have any dietary preferences.