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5.0 out of 5 stars Vegetarians: Beware Elitism, August 28, 2008
This review is from: Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant (Paperback)
I was titillated by the title of Moosewood Sundaes, as I had never heard of Moosewood on the West Coast: I am just another ignorant Westerner. I set out to find out what Moosewood is, and I found out some people apparently expect that it is ALL about vegetarians and vegans. I am a carnivore, but not STRICTLY a carnivore, but NOT strictly an omnivore, either. I enjoy eating vegetables as a large part of my diet. I find vegetarian elitism to be uninteresting.

After pondering their messages for a while, I was reminded of an old saw: to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness. Best Wishes for their happiness; I hope they find it somewhere.

In the mean time, I am still titillated, and I mean to order this book based upon ALL Reviews, and it sounds as though I might find it to be a valuable information resource in my meal-planning.

Sept 10, 2008: I have just received my copy of the book, and I find it to be gently insightful as to why some have chosen a vegetarian lifestyle. I respect their choice, for whatever reason, and I can only hope that the vegetarian folks can respect the choices of the others around them. As I sit writing this on the cusp of the observance of the anniversary of The WTC Tragedy, I can only hope we can learn to regard each other in the spirit of the US Constitution, and to appreciate our differeces, and to deal in a mature way with unmet expectations.

I enjoy cooking and eating. Cooking is another of my hobbies and I have about 300 cooking books in my library. I have not yet prepared even 1% of the recipes, but I have learned much about my hobby. This book is so diverse, it is almost a literary amuse bouche to my library, and to food genres not yet in my library. The preceding reviews have given me a good suggestion as to where I should start cooking and where I should go from there. I am excited to have this book on the itinerary of my journey. I am already imagining the tastes of many of the dishes I have read about, and I have ideas of how I might even modify some of them on the second and third go-rounds. I hope I can someday find my way to Ithaca, NY. Leland
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