For my first installment of Food Friday, I could just repost a restaurant review, but I think I'd better give some food background before I jump in.
I'm not a particularly picky person
I am, however, sometimes taken for a picky person because I am vegetarian.
I've been a vegetarian all my life. I've had accidental encounters with meat: deciding to try the cat food as a toddler, mystery spaghetti sauce, and innumerable encounters with meat stock/lard/flavourings.
Meat really doesn't agree with me. Especially beef. Likely, this is because I'm not used to it.
I think that some would label me a wishy washy vegetarian because I continue to eat Bojangles biscuits when given a chance (lard), eat restaurant soup (chicken stock), and so forth.
Still others would say that to really be veggie, one must be vegan. I simply can't give up milk and eggs.
It used to be really difficult to be vegetarian and eat out at restaurants. It's getting easier. I look for places that serve dishes that are actually vegetarian instead of just substituting the meat in their best dishes for courgettes/tofu/mushrooms/generic mixed veg
. (Not that those dishes can't be tasty at points...)
So, any reviews will be of the vegetarian selections at restaurants, any recipes will be vegetarian, and most food histories will be about vegetarian friendly cuisine. Just fyi.
(Also, I will note celiac friendly recipes when possible.)
So, hi, I'm Jyll. I'm a vegetarian. What are you?