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the truth

For my vegetarian husband, who I think will appreciate this, a little bit from the book everyone is reading, and I am currently in love with, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

“I did well with them until I started trying to think how I would describe this dish, and I thought, It doesn’t look like intestines. It actually looks like tapeworms. Then I pushed it aside and asked for a salad.

“You don’t like it?” asked Luca, who loves the stuff.

“I bet Gandhi never ate lamb intestines in his life,” I said.

“He could have.”

“No, he couldn’t have, Luca. Gandhi was a vegetarian.”

“But vegetarians can eat this,” Luca insisted. “Because intestines aren’t even meat, Liz. They’re just shit.”

He he 🙂

1 thought on “the truth”

  • I remember reading that when Jerry Garcia was told by his doctor to stick to a vegetarian diet, the doctor said to eat “nothing with an eyeball”. According to the story, Jerry took it one step further and ate “nothing with an asshole”.

    I’m not sure your dish would have worked for him.

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