Gone Vegan

Lindsay Hutton discovers the politics and pragmatics behind a meat and dairy-free diet.

I'm a lucky gal. Both my parents were always totally supportive of my vegetarianism, then veganism. Mum says both were inevitable (apparently she couldn't stomach meat when she was pregnant with me), and Dad is absurdly easygoing about most matters.

Nonetheless, I've heard dozens of stories about parents of vegetarians and vegans who have to wage war with their parents or in-laws for family gatherings, up to and including some sneaking dairy or meat products into seemingly veggie entrees. Perhaps this is a food-oriented tough love strategy? 

Apparently there's a documentary in the works about this very phenomena (read: familial dysfunction). According to SuperVegan, you can get in touch here to slug it out on camera with your nearest and dearest in the throes of Tofurkey rage. I'm envisioning something of a Jerry Springer motif, here.