RC is a New York based food blogger. Here is a link to his blog:
Q: What makes someone a foodie?
A: A foodie is someone who recognizes the connection between food and love. Also a foodie is someone who at any given time can drop everything to discuss the best place to get, say, samosa chat.
Q: What is the biggest misconception people have about vegan food?
It’s not nuts and twigs. Although not vegan myself I’ve learned that it can be delicious and not as limiting as people assume.
A: A lot of your posts are about gluten free food. What are the benefits of eating gluten free?
I don’t know that it’s more beneficial than a regular diet as there are still chances to eat fried and junk foods even if GF. It does require more planning however to make sure you get variety and nutrition which often means fewer impulsive junk food purchases.
Q: What restaurant in New York serves the best vegetable korma?
A: Tiffinwallah is a wonderful all vegetarian restaurant at 127 E 28th between Lexington and Park. Their South Indian stuff is worth checking out too.
Q: What is the best vegan restaurant in New York?
A: Right now I’d recommend Sacred Chow. They have amazing GF/Vegan Tempeh reubens. I got a craving just thinking about it.
Q: What makes a meal worth blogging about?
A: If it puts a smile on your face or brings out a happy memory then it’s worth blogging about.
Q: What do you think of the foie gras ban in LA?
A: I understand why it’s banned but haven’t researched what’s considered humane versus inhumane. It’s a high-end food so I was never really tempted to try it.
Q: Do you think it will catch on in other cities?
A: It’s pretty likely to catch on in other major markets especially if it’s doesn’t have a big economic impact in California.
Q: What do you think of the trend toward vegan comfort food? (will it get more people to be vegan?)
A: I think it’s great. Who can argue with comfort food as long as it’s at comfort food prices? Not everything needs to be gourmet. Sometimes you just want the foods you grew up with.
Q: What was the most annoying food fad ever? (and why)
A: I actually find the cupcake shops to be really annoying. I’d rather have an actual slice of cake with a cup of black coffee.
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