Things I love Thursday – Books, Vegtoons, Veg-friendly kids events

Books – An Everlasting Meal – Tamar Adler

An Everlasting Meal

I read a lot of books, usually non-fiction, sometimes (okay – often) about food. A fellow TYFPC council member recommended An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler. When she recommended it, I immediately got it on my Kobo so I wouldn’t forget, and I’m glad I did.

As someone that loves the process of food, finding out where it comes from, and how it was produced, to chopping vegetables, baking, boiling, everything, this book was a lovely tribute to that. It’s part guide, part romantic mindfulness exercise, part experiment, and I haven’t read it all. I skipped some chapters and pages entirely in this book, since I care very little about romanticizing the boiling eggs or cooking chicken (friends, not food.) But I’ve also found myself highlighting entire passages that resonate with me. Making meals from empty cupboards is something I’ve had experience with, and incorporating someone else’s philosophy on developing instinctive cooking.

The chapters on vegetables and the making the most of everything you buy – including scraps and leftovers – is something that I can really get behind. I can already feel the books influence on me, and I haven’t yet finished it. But I am completely enjoying reading through it.


VEGTOONS – Episode 1: Bean There, Done That from Vegtoons on Vimeo.

This is pretty cute, but there is only one episode so far. Vegtoons is a kickstarter backed animated series, that aims to be educational, and promote “plant-based diets for personal and planetary health.” I’ll be interested to see which direction they go with this.

Kids Sections at Veg Events

This weekend we went to NYC in part because of the Vegetarian Food Festival that was happening, one of the things I loved about it was that it had a dedicated children positive space with activities, colouring books, and other kid friendly things. Sometimes these events are just a big collection of people promoting themselves or their businesses or their books, and active social/environmental change seems to get lost in that dialogue. Kids are the future, and kids are the change makers, and having a space that acknowledges that is pretty important.

I hope that some kind of mini-kids event can happen during the Toronto Vegetarian Festival this year.

Other great resources:

Fur and Feathers Board Game
Fur and Feathers Game – Reviews of kids books and movies.

10 Great Books for Vegan Kids on SuperVegan.

There is also the Raising a Vegan Child Facebook page.

4 Responses

  1. I read An Everlasting Meal and did the same thing – skipped the meat parts – but absolutely loved her simple approach to intuitive cooking and her flowing writing style. A great read!

    • I’m usually such a cover-to-cover reader that it feels strange skipping entire chapters – I only seem to do it with non-vegan-food books though! 🙂

    • I haven’t! But you’re right – it’s totally up my alley. Just the other day I was looking at it at WEFC! Thanks for the reminder. 🙂