Just ten minutes after arriving at the incredibly crowded 18th Annual Boston Vegetarian Society Food Festival, a young woman came up to me and said, “You're wearing the best outfit of anyone here.” Why, thank you! (Unless vegans, vegetarians, and the veg-curious are really bad dressers -- which I don't believe).
The Food Festival is a 2-day event with over 120 exhibitors (food, products, and organizations) and lots of great talks and cooking demonstrations. There was the usual food sampling. So at one table you're tasting artisanal chocolate, at the next pesto kale chips, then Ethiopian food, then dried gooseberries... and so on. My friend and I know to bring water to have a swig between tastings or risk some unpleasant combinations.
When we arrived we made a beeline for the Vegan Treats table. There was already a long line to purchase the most decadent pastries, donuts, and cookies I've ever seen.
The bakery is located in Pennsylvania, so it is quite a treat to have them come to Boston.
I bought a coconut cream doughnut, raspberry-cheese danish, cannoli, Boston cream donut and a sticky bun. All vegan, all out-of-this world. All for me.
There were plenty of cruelty-free products at the Festival. I really like the belts, bags and jewelry at Michelle Leon Designs.
I was also admiring the wares of Herbivore Clothing, including this 'good luck elephant' design on a hemp and organic cotton t-shirt.
Alas, my friend and I left with just our weighty boxes of pastries and a few free samples and coupons. Good thing the tie-dyed purple and red skirt I was wearing has an elastic waist!
I recently saw the film "Morrissey 25 Live", (you can watch a trailer here) a concert film shot earlier this year. I was somewhat surprised to see how gracious Morrissey was with his fans and was reminded of how powerful his performance of 'Meat is Murder' is.