Monday, December 10, 2007

There was light....

So here I am. Typing my inaugural post. Guess I should start with an introduction. I'm Bianca, a vegan in Memphis, Tennessee. Most folks around here like to slather their BBQ sauce on roasted pig flesh. I prefer to baste my barbecue on baked bean curd.

Unfortunately, veganism isn't all that popular in the Dirty South. We don't have a single vegan restaurant in Memphis. Some have a few vegan selections, but not one can boast to be 100% meat-free. But it's okay because I love to cook. More importantly, I love to veganize Southern staples. Pecan pie, buttermilk cornbread, "chicken' 'n' dumplins'.... all can be made meat, dairy, and cruelty free.

I'll use this to blog to share my experiences veganizing Southern food. I hope to compile a Southern vegan cookbook soon! But I'll also use this space as a food diary of sorts....I don't eat vegan chitlins' everyday, after all. Some days I like tacos and cheeseless pizza. I'll talk about those experiences as well.

Most importantly, I promise to post plenty of mouth-watering food porn...because isn't that what food blogs are really all about?


Jen said...

Just found your blog and am so inspired! Thought I'd start at the beginning and saw no one commented on your first post, so how cool am I to be the first!!!

I'll be following you close and already plan om making TONS of these recipes! My wife, our 4 kids and I have been vegetarian for about 5 months now and will probably end up Vegan, seems most do : ))

Anyway, you've come along ways and super stoked to have found you!


Cassi Conyers said...

Since I've never read your 1st blog post, I decided to read it and post! Just to let you know I cared.