I Love You but You Love Meat


Steve Legato for The New York Times

Some vegans think that you are what you eat. One said in an earlier post "I would not want to be intimate with someone whose body is literally made up from the bodies of others who have died for their sustenance."

To which Anthony Bourdain would say: "Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit."

However the New York Times' Kate Murphy covers those who say "Why can't we just get along?"
One such couple told the times " "We have this little dance we've choreographed in the kitchen," she said. She prepares vegan meals and averts her eyes when he adds anchovies or cheese. And she does not show disapproval when he orders meat in a restaurant.

"I'm not a vegangelical," she said. "He's an adult and I respect his choices just as he respects mine."

A pychologist is quoted: "If you can't allow your partner to have latitude in what he or she eats, then maybe your problem isn't about food."

Ah, Valentines Day, all is forgiven. ::New York Times

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