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Vance Lehmkuhl's V for Veg column appears every other Thursday, celebrating and chronicling the growing trend of plant-based eating in the Philly area. Send your veg tips to VforVeg@phillynews.com
I SAW AN ad the other day pushing bacon as an ideal Valentine's Day gift, and I had to laugh. It's like saying, "Here, sweetheart, I want you to die sooner!"
LISTEN, KIDS: Back when I was comin' up, going vegetarian was a challenge. We had no Maoz or HipCityVeg - no Internet, even. By the end of the '90s when I went vegan, there was still no basic, easy way to find other vegans or local vegan food. A tough life!