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    Blue velvet
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    I remember way back when we first came to France, vegetarian food or belief was rare!  Our local restaurant put on a brave effort for my brother in law, when I carefully explained the concept, to an incredulous lady chef owner , she came with the food and presented my brother in law with a massive artichoke with warm garlic butter!  As it was early days in the relationship with my sister , he made a brave effort to get through all this, without complaint!  But I have since learnt it was his worst meal ever!  Now when they come around at Christmas, I go to great pains  to cook some great vegetarian meals for him and my son! Including homemade veggie sausage rolls etc!  The only English shop then selling veggie was quite a drive away in Brittany, where two young men sold the necessary ingredients !  I would come to the U.K. in Oct and  get a lovely yellow melon,  rock hard and kept in cellar, by .Christmas it was just right. Nothing of the sort then in France either!

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    I can imagine his disappointment back then, Blue, I think there must be more on offer these days for Vegetarians in France,  it would be interesting to hear from any members who are and what they’ve cooked over the festive season.

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    One of our dinner guests tomorrow is a vegeterian. I have no idea all that the wife is cooking for her. Fresh salmon bought today for mains , a veggie tomato farcie for starter with 2nd starter a carrot &  coriander soup, or the other way round :unsure: The rest of us are having roast beef……

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    Sounds nice, Roger. I think you can really make some tasty vegetarian dishes these days, a lot more variety of herbs and spices available in the supermarkets.

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    We are having a quorn roast which is really easy and tastes good, I suspect you can get them in some places here but I asked a friend to bring one from the UK.  Normally for roast we will make something, some kind of cobbled together nut roast type thing. The variety of ready made stuff here now is amazing in comparison. Most supermarkets now sell some kind of veggie food, the big Le Clerc near us has a huge selection of fresh stuff. One thing I found when first getting here was that the lack of availablity did make me more creative and I cooked lots more weird and wonderful things than I had done before. It is fairly easy once you get your head around it. :good:

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    I remember reading that it wasn’t that long ago if you mentioned being a vegetarian the French saw it as an illness! I once went into a Boulangerie and asked if they had any vegetarian quiches (I’m not veggie but I only eat good quality, lean, well-cooked meat)  so the young man went out the back and returned with a salmon one!

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    my 2 nieces are veggie and think they may be the only ones in their school. i cooked a quorn roast for them last week (from the veggie freezer at Kerbian Farm shop in the village) and it was really nice :yes:

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    Vegetables is not food, it is what food eats!  :yahoo:   :yahoo:

    A compost heap is there to cut out the middle man (or woman) …………………..yo ho ho

    Enjoy your Christmas dinner

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    Look at your teeth. We are designed to be omnivorous.

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    Life without meat? No, sorry, couldn’t do it!  :unsure:

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    Yes but we have moved on several thousand years, we know a lot more about the human body now and for sure, some people cannot, or won’t eat meat for various reasons. A friend of ours cannot eat certain meats, so tends to stay off it altogether but eats fish.

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    Most people who don’t eat meat is because they don’t believe in killing animals. Put them in a situation where it was life or death, they would soon be tucking into an animal or two :yes:   ;-)

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    Fish is meat!

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    Touché BE

    A fish has to be killed to eat it folks!

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    Smoked Salmon starter ,followed by seafood ,crab , lobster,langoustines and oysters .Cod and braised endives then cheese and bouches .All eaten by fully paid up members of the meat eaters club .

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    Every member of our family gets the craps from eating quorn. Crap going in and crap coming out.

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    Fish eating only pescatarian !  Nothing wrong with quorn,  protein  makes loads of different meals.  Lots of people have a problem with how  meat is reared and Killed !   It’s called choice !

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    Our teeth are capable of processing lots of things including flesh. As Roger pointed out, it’s a good job really that our brains have supposedly developed with evolution to such a state where we can think and choose what we eat for ourselves. Aren’t we lucky to have that choice?
    and Pumpkin, I really would not worry too much about the life or death scenario, you and BE have got the teeth for it so you could just eat one another.

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    Every member of our family gets the craps from eating quorn. Crap going in and crap coming out.

    You must all be intolerant to fungi then as that is all Quorn is. It’s certainly not crap, that’s a bit like saying mushrooms are crap.

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