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Vegetarians still eat fish… according to French Television

October 9, 2009

In March we reported that the French Television Programme “un diner presque parfait” had a “vegetarian” on the programme who not only was happy too eat fish, but for her menu actually cooked fish!

Well this week the programme again features a “vegetarian”: Camille. Camille is a Yoga teacher, lover of Bob Marleys music and all round hippy-type. She enjoys vegetarian food (and cooks an entirely vegan menu for the programme – which went down not well at all with her fellow contestants. Not because it was vegan but because it looked vile (and according to the others tasted bland too) – perhaps she should have looked at some of our recipes?).

However, Camille was happy to tuck into the fish dishes that the other contestants cook. Hello!!! If she eats fish she can NOT be called a vegetarian.

Camille - Not a vegetarian

When will this programme get it right? The UK Vegetarian Society defines a vegetarian as “someone living on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits, with or without the use of dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products.”.

In fact the UK Vegetarian Society is currently running the following campaign:

Anyhoo… rant over… I feel better now. Thanks! 😉

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2009 5:59 pm

    Man this is one of my pet peeves. Pescetarians are not vegetarians! *sigh*

  2. October 9, 2009 7:50 pm

    Great post! I don’t know why this continues to be so confusing, it seems so straight forward! Only last week I told someone I was vegetarian and they asked if I ate fish. *echoes wolfshowl’s sigh*


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