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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Vegan Month of Food

For several years, thousands of writers across the country have bent their minds and their keyboards trying to finish an entire 50,000 word novel during the month of November, or National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo.

In 2007 vegans bloggers have started their personalized variant, Vegan Month of Food, or VeganMoFo. Ho Ho. [Disclaimer: Hostess Ho Ho's are not vegan.]

The Vegan Month is October, so I'm getting this news to you a few days late. Somehow that's appropriate for a daily blogger. It's harder than you think, vegans!

Sorry. October 1 was World Vegetarian Day and the first day of World Vegetarian Month, apparently to give people time to get the dairy out of their systems before November 1, or World Vegan Day, the start of World Vegan Month, rolls around.

Anyway, you can find the nondairy details in an article by Stephen Hui on

Inspired by National Novel Writing Month, VeganMoFo was started in 2007 by celebrated vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the New York City-based author of Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes That Rule.

Moskowitz explains how VeganMoFo works in a September 18 post on the Post Punk Kitchen Blog:
The idea is to write as much as you can for the month of October about vegan food. The blog entries can be about anything food related - your love of tongs, your top secret tofu pressing techniques, the first time your mom cooked vegan for you, vegan options in Timbuktu - you get the idea. There is no strict guideline for how much you have to write, but we shoot for about 20 times a month, or every weekday.

You can find a long, long list of participants on Kittee's vegan blog KitteeKake.

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