Category Archives: Foodie

Vegetarian restaurant reviews & miscellaneous comments on food

Why I’ve wished for decades for more vegetarian restaurant reviews/critics

During a conversation today with a good friend who’s an omnivore, I mentioned that I’d found the options paltry at the Greek café that had just opened in my college town.  She replied that a mutual meat-eating friend had found … Continue reading

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The latest in fake food

One of the Saturday newspaper sections I recycle without reading nearly every week is “USA Weekend,” the full-color, useless USA Today rag, the closest thing to People magazine I ever go near.  But every few months I’m enticed by a … Continue reading

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Support your local potlucks

This letter to the editor was published in the Northampton, Massachusetts Daily Hampshire Gazette on January 6, 2010. It’s a shame that the Daily Hampshire Gazette is forced – doubtless by budget and staffing constraints – to use so many … Continue reading

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A reviewer is born: An intro to my veggie take on eateries in the Connecticut River Valley and beyond

For years I’ve thought that a newspaper in some large metro area should hire a vegetarian restaurant reviewer, and I fantasized about doing this as a freelancer in a smaller city.  Unfortunately, the newspaper industry is dying; fortunately, the internet … Continue reading

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Why I’ll never be a vegan

For many years I’ve felt as if I should be a vegan.  It’s always seemed so virtuous – not eating anything that has a face, not being responsible for the deaths of other creatures.  It seems like the seamless garment … Continue reading

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