Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vegan Status Report: De Luxe Edition


I associate eating vegan with wearing multicolored ill-fitting vaguely “ethnic” clothing and sitting in some darkened restaurant at a rather too clunky wooden table feeling a bit bored and hungry. (Sorry restaurants in Brighton and Cambridge UK that gave me that impression.)

So to my surprise I was delighted by the vegan version of this tasting menu from Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta last week. They swapped out the egg and milk based stuff for things such as beet sorbet. It was quite brilliant. The mushroom dish was very cool. Buddha died of eating dodgy mushrooms, you know. (What a great way to go, by the way, encountering a strange lifeform rather than being nailed to bits of wood. Just sayin.)

They also had some quite tasty ideas about beer and cocktails if I recall...

3 comments:

Henry Warwick said...

As a reasoned contrast, please watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dw1MuD9EP4

Ross Wolfe said...

Veganism is a personal question of ethics. I only have a problem when someone tries to extrapolate a political position out of what is essentially a lifestyle choice.

Timothy Morton said...

Ross, I thought Marxist dudes were all about politicizing everything. That the distinction between ethics and politics was bourgeois ideology.