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A Magazine feature published last week raised this question, and there was a huge response from readers. It might be tomato pasta. Or salad. Plain rice. Or vegetable stew Here is a vegetafian of tales from our vegetarian readers trying to find meat-free options when far from home.
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Nobody would dream of asking me - an unmarried young woman - to go against my grandfather's wishes. After that, everyone went out of their way to find meatless dishes for me to eat. Lucy, Glasgow: In Cuba, a very helpful restaurateur bent over backwards when I told him, "soy vegetariano". However, when he served me my plate of crisps, grilled vegetables, beans and rice, he proclaimed: Grant Finepen, Subic, Philippines: Try being a vegetarian in Texas.
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While staying in Bayeux I ordered a meat-free salad and was served a tuna salad. When I explained that I didn't eat any form of meat including fish, the waiter retreated into the kitchen, a puzzled and slightly outraged look on his face. One by one the kitchen staff poked their heads Hitch Nash Oklahoma cam sex chat for a shifty look at this strange creature who did not eat animals.
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Next time I will take my own sandwiches. In South Africa, requesting vegetables is like swearing at the wait-staff. One bewildered waiter told me haughtily, "But, vegetables is what food eats. Richard Ward, Keighley, UK: Try Newfoundland in Canada.
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I was on a road trip there for a week a couple of years ago, I basically had to live on onion rings and side salads. Everything had meat in it and the staff in restaurants and cafes openly mocked that I didn't eat meat.
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Georgina Rowbotham, York, UK: The concept of vegetarianism absolutely does not exist in Tanzania. After trying to explain a couple of times that meat available in the UK often isn't farmed very pleasantly, I watched a schoolgirl chase my dinner a decent-sized chicken around the school courtyard xingle she caught it, I decided that since there wasn't an abundance of food and since it was the very definition of free-range, I had no problem tucking into it later that evening.
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Marcus Oliver, London, UK: As a third-generation vegetarian no meat, no fishI made life even more difficult for myself by getting into practical farming in Ireland from school age. People I met and worked with couldn't understand how I could help raise livestock and yet never eat the end products. I later became an agricultural journalist for 30 years. I remember vividly a steak house in Maidenhead where the waiter brought out a leg of chicken as a substitute for the steaks my colleagues were enjoying.
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