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There are two things that will forever prevent some of from being vegetarians, try as we may. They are foie gras and prociutto.

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by Chris Kulczycki on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:49:06 AM EST
If I can have a weekly allowance of 500g of prosciutto I'll be a happy vegetarian.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:52:31 AM EST
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Ahhh foie gras ... the horror, the horror.

Btw it's funny how one can mentally construct things at will, example: a few years back I would have lifted the foie gras dish at Christmas and run away with it, ducking etc to evade a chasing family. Now I find it somewhat repulsive.

by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:54:32 AM EST
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have you tried 'tartex'?
that stuff rocks, especially the green pepper flavour.

i make cool beandips with black beans, ground roasted sunseeds, brewers' yeast, garlic, lemon juice etc; well let's call it 'foie maigre'

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 02:07:23 PM EST
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There is a nice organic grocery in Toulouse that I sometimes go to, and they sell all sorts of vegetarian pâtés. Some taste awful, but some are really delicious (particularly the ones with garlic).
by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 02:14:28 PM EST
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I used to love charcoal-broiled steak.  Really love it:  It was my favorite.  

I've been (almost totally) vegetarian for a while now, and when I smell someone's charcoal grill, I remember those days vividly.  

I also find the smell of charring flesh amazingly gross and disgusting.  

The simultaneous experience of these two things is . . . well, it's just really weird, that's all.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:10:55 PM EST
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