From: Silvia ( -220.127.116.11)
Subject: Re: Bemused vegan
Date: February 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm PST
In Reply to: Bemused vegan posted by Alan Woods on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 am:
Contrary to my friends' posts below, I have to disagree. If it was
listed as an Italian Cooking Class, why would you assume there would be
alot of vegan items? Or even any? There are alot of vegetarian items in
Italian cuisine (I know I am Italian), but vegan is different, and if I
were to take any cooking class that didn't mention vegan or vegetarian,
I would try to contact the teacher and ask what items they are offering,
but I probably wouldn't take any class if it wasn't at least vegetarian.
I think the teacher had every right to defend himself because he was not
misleading and did nothing wrong. He was teaching an Italian Cooking
class and the items he had were Italian.
There are many different types of diets; vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free,
sugar-free, lactose intolerant, etc. His class was offered as an
Italian Cooking. Period. I can understand his position because you are
the one who is on a different diet and should have inquired as to what
might be available for you. When someone chooses a different way to
eat, it is their own reponsibility to find out what is available, not
just in a class but at a restaurant or airplane or anywhere you might be
having some food. If you had inquired about his class before hand you
could have saved yourself and him time and trouble.
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