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Angelica said in July 10th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

I feel the same way about people trying to force food opinions on me. I grew up as a vegetarian, but now I eat all sorts of meat, but since I try to only buy organic food I seldom actually eat it. I once had a vegan friend, and every time we went to the supermarket together, he would say “that’s murder, buying [whatever]“. Eventually, I got tired of it and stopped seeing him.

In my opinion, veganism is a religion, whereas vegetarianism is a special diet. And I’m an atheist, in every respect.

Lovely cake, by the way!

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Karina said in July 10th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I wasn’t a huge fan of Cooking for Mr. Latte but this recipe looked really good. I’ve been meaning to make it for a while now and haven’t gotten around to it. Yours looks so good, hopefully this is the nudge I need!

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Dragon said in July 10th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

These loaves are lovely in their simplicity. Pure comfort.

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Isabelle said in July 10th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Yum yum yum! It looks like “quatre-quarts” that I ate when I was younger and lived in France (Brittany).

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peabody said in July 11th, 2008 at 5:00 am

I really liked Cooking for Mr. Latte. I didn’t read the reviews though, I hardly ever do. Most of the books and movies critics love, I hate and vice-versa.
I too am not a fan of people me telling me what to eat. I dated a Vegan for several years. He did it soley for diet purpose(he was a pro bike racer…and now of course he eats everything)and we got along because he didn’t feel the need to tell me how to eat and vice versa. Though I can’t eat lentils anymore because that is all he used to want me to prepare. :)
I have a vegan friend who loves to tell me how meat is rotting in my stomach everytime she sees me eat meat. I just tell her thanks for sharing. I keep reminding her that I have actually been to a slaughter house and stil eat meat, her telling me that it’s rotting in my stomach isn’t going to deter me.
Your loaves look very tasty.

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Dharm said in July 11th, 2008 at 7:27 am

Those loaves look simply delectable!

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deborah said in July 11th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

What a delicious cake! Sounds like a perfect cake for when you want to “splurge”!

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Jude said in July 12th, 2008 at 1:41 am

Looks insanely rich. There’s nothing like premium butter to make anything baked taste better.

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Lore said in July 12th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Such a golden cake! I love that you used 3 vanilla beans…yum!

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mzkitchen.com » Post Topic said in March 17th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

[...] loved this cake, which resembles a French poundcake, known as a “Quatre-quart.” It has a tight (but not dense) crumb, and it is very moist and [...]

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