Monday, May 7, 2012

Tidbit: Victorian Vegetarians

This is a bit random, but I was reading a favorite blog on the history of food and cookery this morning and I enjoyed this post on 19th century vegetarianism.  The blogger, a British woman living in Australia with an accordingly great wealth of perspective on food history throughout the British Commonwealth and beyond, shares an article covering a late Victorian vegetarian gathering in New Jersey.  The period author's bemusement is obvious and the information is rather fascinating.  I am not a vegetarian myself, but I have many friends who practice the discipline... this post is a useful reminder that such "newfangled" notions have actually been around for quite a long time.

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