The BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and the Keto Prak Salad:
The Oseng Oseng Tempeh and the Jackfruit, Tempeh, and Vegetable Curry:
And, finally, the vegan "cheese"cake:
The mash-up menu was a hit, as was the discussion with our guest chefs afterward. The conversation got me thinking deeply about lots of questions that I hope to tackle in tomorrow's post, such as:
- How did the rise of vegetarianism in the U.S. shape the place of "meat substitutes" in other parts of the world?
- What are the central reasons that the people in my social world avoid meat, and how do those reasons stand up to arguments from the "ethical meat" side?
- What place do "fake meats" and other such meat alternatives have in the average vegetarian diet, and how do those play into or undermine arguments for vegetarianism?
- If we are concerned about environmentalism or conscious consumerism, then what are the best choices to make when it comes to getting our protein?
- And more!