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The Baltimore Sun reports that vegan is going mainstream - “vegan cookbooks, complete with glossy, gastro-glam pictures and sassy attitude, are sprouting like wheatgrass,” and “vegans, it seems, are the latest high-profile foodies.”

According to the story, “vegan” actually is a term created by Englishman Donald Watson in 1944 when he was “convinced that a diet completely free of animal products, including dairy and eggs, was the ‘beginning and end’ of a true vegetarian lifestyle ...Things have changed over the past 65 years. These days, about a million Americans identify themselves as vegan, according to a 2008 Harris Poll commissioned by "Vegetarian Times."
KC's View:
I respect the choice. I respect the people who make the choice. But I cannot imagine a life without seafood or eggs. Or ice cream.