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'I feel less stuffed after dinners - and less guilty': why I stopped eating meat

01.01.2018
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My journey towards vegetarianism started 30 years ago for practical reasons, but the more I eschew animal products the better I feel about everythingMy experience of giving up meat has been a gradual process, starting about 30 years ago, when a vegetarian friend and her two little boys came to live with me and my daughter. For practical reasons, we ate less meat. Why bother to cook two dinners when you need only cook one? Anyway, we all loved macaroni cheese and baked potatoes, and the odd tuna bake, because fish seemed sort of halfway and my friend wasn't a strict enforcer.Back then, meat still featured heavily when my parents visited. After all, I did love meat. I had been brought up on it and my mother was a superb cook. Her stews and casseroles, oxtail and neck of lamb; her roasts, turkey stuffing and chicken liver paté; her chicken soup and salt beef were delicious beyond words. There was something about meat-eating that my father found admirable, too, especially in boys. He once sat at the table with the children, watching my friend's three-year-old son eat a large sausage. "Look at that!" he said with pride and joy. "What a good boy!" He failed to comment on my daughter's equally impressive sausage-eating. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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