Vegan Cookery School by Emi’s Good Eating
Ciao, I am Emi
I’m Emi, the author of Emi’s Good Eating. I grew up outside Napoli, Italy, where food is a religion. My family made everything from scratch. We even roasted our own coffee, delivered in enormous burlap sacks, which we kept in a small and incredibly lovely smelling room. I moved to the US when I was 11. I now live between London and the Highlands of Scotland and I travel frequently. I’m also an ethical vegan and I love cooking.
Being an ethical vegan means that I exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. All animals, whether human or non-human, care to live and not suffer. If you’ve ever railed against someone who abused a cat/dog/horse/elephant/dolphin/bear/unicorn, then you too already believe that animals count morally and cannot be harmed or exploited without a good reason. Killing is the ultimate harm. And killing or exploiting for the pleasure of one’s taste buds or vanity aren’t good reasons.
Italian Craft Beers represent a number of vegan Italian craft beers and that’s fantastic. Why on Earth wouldn’t beer be vegan? Great question! The most common fining used to clear beer is isinglass, which is made of fish swim bladders. Some beer manufacturers also use glycerol monostearate to give body to the head or foam of the beer. It is made from rendered animal fats. You’re welcome!
Being vegan means you eat delicious food while not imposing unnecessary harm and suffering on other sentient beings. It’s a win win for everyone.
To find out more about veganism, read The Abolitionist Approach and “Eat Like You Care”
Click HERE for recipes and Italian Craft Beers pairings.