I'm continually impressed with how mainstream veganism is becoming. Sure, it's not always easy to get a vegan meal at a restaurant without "working with" your server. But it is getting easier. And the number of vegan products seems to be increasing. Now, we're even getting representation in Gourmet magazine. This week, Gourmet says:
Vegan desserts are like the pastry world's version of breast implants: The best ones are indistinguishable from their conventional counterparts. For plenty of vegan bakers, the ultimate compliment is a look of shock.
That's true for Jane. Her vegan brownies and vegan danish have met with incredulous stares when we've revealed they're vegan, as have her cookies. Athough there are still a number of things we've tried which really don't work for us.
Overall, it's really encouraging to read something like this in Gourmet. If foodies think vegan fare is good, then maybe the rest of the world will be willing to try some. But breast implants?