Posts Tagged "VeganMoFo"

Chile: Panqueques con Manjar

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Recipes | 4 comments

Panqueques con manjar

Today we travel to the west coast of South America and visit Chile on our VeganMoFo world tour.

Okay, so I have been to Santiago twice, and neither of them recently. The first time was a just over ten years ago and I remember it distinctly because I was there when Chile adopted a law allowing divorce. Yes, you read that right. Until 2003, divorce was illegal in Chile. I was attending a regional meeting on sexual and reproductive health and rights and remember the absolute elation of Chilean feminists when they learned the news that they finally had attained that most basic of rights.

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Brazil: Empadão Sem Frango (Chicken-free Pie, Brazilian Style)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Recipes | 5 comments

Brazil: Empadão Sem Frango (Chicken-free Pie, Brazilian Style)

Good morning! Today on VeganMoFo we head to Latin America, the Caribbean and maybe North America. We start in the largest and most populous country of the region: Brazil.

I’ve only been to Brazil once, but it was enough to whet my appetite. I spent some time in Sao Paulo, where they have an amazing vegan scene, and then I headed north to the quieter coastal city of Recife and stunning Olinda, a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Azerbaijan: Rose Ice Cream

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Recipes | 12 comments

Azerbaijan: Rose Ice Cream

Today on our VeganMoFo world tour we head further west to Azerbaijan, one of the entry points to Central Asia and our last stop in the region.  There are no two ways about it: Central Asia is tough for vegans.  With the exception of a few side dishes, very few traditional Azeri foods are vegan and when you say you don’t eat meat, fish, eggs or dairy, it’s hard for Azeris to understand. I remember one particular moment when I ordered a vegan pizza without cheese at a local restaurant. They understood the no dairy thing, but when my pizza came it was laden in ham.

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Georgia: Ajarian Lobiani, Boiled & Fried Khachapuri & Georgian Salad

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Recipes | 2 comments

Georgia: Ajarian Lobiani, Boiled & Fried Khachapuri & Georgian Salad

Today I have a real treat for you on our VeganMoFo world tour as we head south and east to Georgia! Now before I start gushing about how awesome this country is for vegans, let me first say that I don’t fall in love with *every* country I visit. Oh no. On the contrary. There are are some that I’d be happy to never set foot in again. But Georgia is definitely not one of them. Tblisi is a city I’d happily spend more time in and the Georgian countryside is distinct and beautiful. 

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Ukraine: Raw “Cheese” Varenyky and Vinegret

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Recipes | 2 comments

Ukraine: Raw “Cheese” Varenyky and Vinegret

Today we’re visiting Ukraine, the country of half of my people, on our VeganMoFo world tour.

Oh Ukrainia! I really loved this country. And not just because it was the homeland of my grandparents or because I look like I fit in when I travel there. I loved it because of my friends and colleagues there and the sense that bigger and better things were in store for it. I loved it because it was stunningly beautiful.

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