In July 2009, Portland based food writer and restaurateur Nick Zukin abandoned his carnivorous roots for a month-long Vegan Quest.
The food connoisseur behind ExtraMSG, the Portlandfood.org forums, and both Kenny & Zuke’s establishments, was interested “to see what it’s like to live as a vegan. Call it a form of cultural anthropology, like living with a tribe in the Amazon or something. That’s not intended to be demeaning. I just mean to highlight the truly incommensurable differences between my world and the vegan world. I aim to walk in their shoes”.
Join the Stumptown Vegans as we sit down to discuss his experience in the first part of this interview.
- Vegan Adaptations at Thai restaurants
- El Nutri taco truck
- Papa G’s vegan deli
- Ten 01
- Portobello Vegan Trattoria
- Sweetpea Baking Co.
- New Season’s Wok Bar
- Le Pigeon
Stay tuned for Part 2!