A popular meme for a vegan’s favourite meal shows a tray of ice but that’s a cheap shot and I’m toasting Veganuary with a Vegan and Tonic.
The Vegan and Tonic is the creation of Fentimans… well, the Indian tonic anyway.
Ancients’ way of life
The ancient world is a good place to start.
It’s accepted that they would eat fish, eggs from quails and hens, and cheese but they hoovered up veg too.
Legumes, olives, figs arugula (no, me neither), asparagus, cabbage, carrots and cucumbers.
So it isn’t a big jump to think that Pythagoras who philosophised and expounded about human rights as well as hypotenuses was a vegan.
After all his followers weren’t allowed to wear wool either.
So long before Briton Donald Watson is said to have coined the word in 1944 the ancients were going vegan.
All around the world
The Indian Subcontinent has historically been the bedrock of vegetarianism.
With the likes of philosophers Parshavnatha and Mahavira preaching what we would consider to be the vegan life.
We know, of course, too that what the Greeks started the Romans took on and ran with.
And so for every Pythagoras and Plutarch there was an Ovid and Pliny the Younger.
Fentimans is the go-to provider and guide for eating, drinking and clothing yourself in Veganism.
And as we all know when you’re drinking you always get the nibbles.
And so you’ll want to try these snacks:
Co-op Bacon Rashers.
McCoy’s Ultimate Sizzling BBQ Chicken• Ultimate Chargrilled Steak and Peri Peri McCoy’s.
Walkers Prawn Cocktail.
Smokey Bacon Hula Hoops.
While for students everywhere…
Bombay Bad Boy
Brazilian BBQ Steak
Chinese Chow Mein
Wear it well