I eat meat. I eat red meat. At least I did.
Yesterday, I stopped by the Uptown Cathay, my favorite, Chinese take out place for their "Crispy Beef". It is delicious. A little sesame, a little beef, a little magic! I don't know how they do it, but it tastes just great.
And when I walked in, I couldn't do it. I walked out with chicken.
Once you cut out beef, you're on a slippery slope. Next thing, no chicken or lamb or ham. Then no catfish or salmon - or crabs! Then it's cut out dairy and eggs.
And suddenly, you're one of those annoying vegans! People won't want to invite you to their dinner parties because you're a pain in the ass to cook for!
So what triggered all this? Reading Andrea Swiedler's blog. In particular, reading about Baby Ook, her new baby bull. And standing at the Uptown Cathay ready to order Crispy Beef, I felt just a little bit too close to the food chain.