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Vanessa C.



Member since:

April 22, 2013


What's your state of veganness (i.e. how vegan are you)?

Vegan enough to be a life member of The Vegan Society and to have served as a trustee for a decade or so. Now more concerned with the international vegan scene, especially in countries with new or non-existent societies of their own. I was raised vegetarian but forced myself to eat flesh for a while to please a boyfriend when I was younger and even sillier than I am now.

Favourite foods?

Too numerous to mention - I love "foreign" food (we are all "foreign" to most of the world) and will try anything vegan once.

Favourite London restaurants?

222, 222 and 222. Been an admirer of Ben Asamani and his cooking since he first worked at Country Life (scene of the original "second Sunday" lunches which provided a focus for vegans from all over the country and beyond because everyone knew when and where to find us - important back before Internet communication became common).

What is the most common or silliest thing people ask you about not eating meat?

What do you eat instead of meat? Same thing I eat instead of babies or doorknobs or whatever - nothing. Like so many millions of people around the world I never tasted the stuff while I was growing up and had not considered the flesh of others to be food at all until the unfortunate episode referred to earlier.

What do you hope to get by coming to meetups?

Dunno really, nor how I ever expect to find the time, but the Cambridge one is fun when I manage to get to something so it would be nice to know what's going on in London in addition to all the London Vegans events. Also happy to contribute whatever knowledge and experience I have to help others become and remain vegan.


Parliamentary editor by profession. Based in London and Cambridge (languages degree years ago). Married to Stephen Walsh, author of Plant Based Nutrition and Health. Vegan 20-plus years now.


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