VegWorcester’s February 2010 E-News
“Those VegWorcester people really have it going on; every time I catch up with what they’re up to, they’re doing something fun and cool to promote vegan eating.” – Erik Marcus,Â blogging about theÂ VegWorcester vegan mac & cheese cook-off
In this e-newsletter
- Upcoming Events
- Why did VegWorcester give away free vegan donuts in downtown Worcester?
- New Book by Melanie Joy: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
- The Prizing-Winning Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe from the Mac Daddy Competition
- What’s Wrong With Dairy?
- 5 Vegan Meals for Under $5 from Worcester restaurants
- Save the date: Worcester VegFest April 17, 2010
- Connect with VegWorcester
Upcoming VegWorcester Events
Monthly Vegan Feed-in: VegWorcester gives away free vegan donuts to encourage Dunkin’ to add vegan options
|This month VegWorcester teamed up with Compassion Over Killing to urge Dunkinâ€™ Donuts to stop supporting cruelty and start offering vegan donuts. We gave out free vegan donuts on Main St in Worcester (photos & reportback). Learn more at DunkinCruelty.com
Want to help out? Check VegWorcester.com/blog for news about the next feed-in.
|Melanie Joy’s new book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows is making quite a splash. Joy deconstructsÂ the carnism, the ideology in which itâ€™s considered ethical and appropriate to eat (certain) animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of vegetarianism.Â Watch the trailer explaining the book. Melanie Joy is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation.|
The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe from the 2010 Mac Daddy Competition
|The 2010 Mac Daddy Competition was a huge success! There were 17 different entries in our 1st annual vegan mac & cheese cook-off/taste-off, not to mention a roomful of eager tasters. Greg Opperman won first place and took home the MACNCHZ belt. Check out his winning recipe online or download a printable pdf of his recipe. Our event raised $150 for the Worcester VegFest!|
What’s wrong with dairy? ABC airs new investigation into animal cruelty on dairy farms
|ABC recently airedÂ a shocking investigation that shows animal cruelty on a dairy farm in New York. The images youâ€™ll see in this video are tough to watch, but if you’re still eating dairy, I implore you to watch it all the way through. Check out the video.|
Vegan On the Cheap: 5 places to find a vegan meal for under $5 in Worcester
|Worcester Magazine recently ran Vegan On The Cheap as the newest article in their Soy de Worcester column. You might be surprised to read which businesses made it onto the list: The Pickle Barrel, Veggie Corner, Fantastics, George’s Bakery, and Tortilla Sam’s. Read the article to see what dishes got them on the list.|
Save the Date: Worcester VegFest on Saturday, April 17, 2010!
On April 17, 2010 VegWorcester is holding the first vegetarian festival ever held in Central Mass. We have top national speakers lined up to talk about the latest in clinical nutrition, animal rights campaigns, getting involved in vegetarian advocacy, and connecting animal rights to other social movements. There will be live music and plenty of free samples.
It will be a blast, but we still have a LOT of work ahead of us. To volunteer, email our volunteer coordinator: kaylee@VegWorcester.com or call 315-834-2655.
Connect with VegWorcester
To keep up-to-date with veg news and culture in the Worcester area, check out the VegWorcester blog (subscribe by RSS). You can also connect with VegWorcester on facebook and RSVP to our upcoming events.