Friday, May 18, 2012

May 2012 INVSOC Potluck

Another great potluck guys!

Katharine, Dan, Russell, Steve, Kerri and Jess, plus two new to Invercargill vegans, Steve and Amber :-)  Dan's Chocolate, Coconut cheesecake was divine!

Pumpkin Kumara curry with rice, Pepper Pita Pizzas :-)

Bottom left, Katharines Cashew Cranberry Loaf, bottom right Pumpkin Kumara curry, Top right Macaroni Cheese (vegan), top left Pepper Pita Pizza

With Dans Chocolate Coconut cheesecake with ANZAC biscuit crust (bottom)

Steve and Amber came on Ambers motorcycle.  The English Sociologist Dr Roger Yates would approve!

"One advantage of being "at it" for so long is seeing the changes that younger campaigners don't see and certainly do not appear to appreciate. For example, when I decided to live vegan in 1979 in England, there was not a single type of soya milk on the market - no soya ice cream, none of that fake meat and cheese (assuming that's your thing), apart from "textured vegetable protein," a foodstuff with possibly the most off-putting name ever.

Obviously the availability the vegan foods and other goods on the shelves means little in itself - but social ideas have shifted too. A little. Gone are the days when the only vegetarian restaurants were called "Cranks," and people tend not to faint so quickly at words and phrases like "vegan," "animal liberation" and "animal rights" any more. If new and recent animal advocates could be transported back to the late 1970s and early 1980s just for a day or two, I think that they would see that things have changed and changed for the better.

Don't think this is about complacency or sitting back - its about context."

We in Invercargill have so very much to be thankful for, great food, and great friends, thank you all for coming :-)

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