People trying to convince you to eat non-meat proteins have two broad strategies at their disposal: double-down on the food’s unmistakably non-meat identity (say, tempeh) and make a case for its deliciousness on its own right. Or pander to meat-loving tastes by building the best possible simulacrum of animal flesh.…
We had sandwiches for lunch at the office today, and they were all really delicious, except for the vegetarian options, which were frankly kind of weak and unsatisfying. Which got us to thinking—briefly—how to best construct a sandwich without meat.
David Foster Wallace's famous essay "Consider The Lobster" explores unsettling questions about how much pain lobsters feel when we cook them. By law, that introductory sentence must be on this blog post, which is about new research into whether lobsters and crabs feel pain.