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Why Top Chef Makes Me So Mad

Critter News

Throughout the entire show, the judges and contestants always refer to their meats as the "protein." Vegetarians and vegans know that you get protein from vegetables. Protein is not dependent on meat at all. Is that all these people can cook? I've seen two chefs wear stupid meat-inspired shirts. Today's vile episode is one featuring French cooking. I have yet to see an episode featuring vegetarian cooking.

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Jan Narveson on Moral Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

And there are two relevant kinds of alternatives here: one is treating the animals better before we eat them, the only disadvantage of which is that it would make meat considerably more expensive. And the other is taking up vegetarianism. But what about the vegetarian alternative? How do we know but what, once we got used to a vegetarian diet, we would find that our pleasure is scarcely diminished at all?

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