Vegetarian

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JJBabs

Vegetarian

You really have to be careful if following Delia's advice and cooking for vegetarian. Delia's knowledge on the topic is somewhat limited and misleading. She recommends lard, suet, certain cheese (esp parmesan) which are not vegetarian. You could end up serving your vegetarian guest a non vegetarian dish. Quite a responsibility!

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Vegetarian

Hi JJBabs, and welcome to Delia Online, I see you just registered with us today.

Please could you give me the titles of the recipes on the site you are referring to so that I can investigate?

With regards to using Parmesan, all the recipes in the vegetarian collections that use it have a note in the introduction with a click through link to a company called Bookhams who sell a parmesan-style cheese for vegetarians, also in the Ingredients list there is a note to see the intro.

However, if any have slipped through the net I would be grateful so that I can correct.

Thanks

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BabsF2

Vegetarian ...... confusion

Yeah it is possible to get a vegetarian style parmesan. this should be made very clear even cheese in general - many assume it is vegetarian. Lots of people would not consider lard, gelatine, some colourants etc to not be vegetarian.

Friends have cooked for vegetarians and then discovered it was not truly vegetarian. Effectively, that incorrect recipe info could cause a vegetarian to eat animal products. Although some will think this is not a big issue, it IS. You would serve nuts to nut allergy sufferers or pig to Jews etc.

Thanks for highlighting this here. very interesting

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SonyaK

Vegetarian

I don't remember ever seeing lard in a vegetarian recipe.
Vegetarian Suet can be bought easily in UK (not over here in Oz, unfortunately).

"Effectively, that incorrect recipe info could cause a vegetarian to eat animal products. Although some will think this is not a big issue, it IS. You would serve nuts to nut allergy sufferers"

Think that should be 'You would NOT serve nuts to nut allergy sufferers'!!!

Not really in the same category - nut allergies can be life threatening.
As a long-time vegetarian - about 35 years - I don't think accidentally eating something of animal origin is going to kill me!!

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SonyaK

Vegetarian

Just bought some cheese this morning - just very regular "tasty" cheese. Sort of Cheddar I guess.
Anyway, it says it uses "nn-animal rennet"
and I believe a lot of cheeses do these days.
It's all synthetic, not animal based, so fine for vegetarians.

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SonyaK

Correction

Should have said NON-animal rennet.

 
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