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If you said they all steer clear of animal products, then ding ding ding, we have a winner!
From international bake sales to critically acclaimed documentaries, veganism is officially mainstream - but that doesn't mean the plant-based diet still doesn't have its skeptics. Even the most devout of vegetarians shudder at the thought of the other "v" word, pledging their allegiance to the United States of Grilled Cheese.
If nixing dairy, meat, eggs and butter still sounds just as fun as stubbing your toe or sitting next to that person on the subway, chef Chloe Coscarelli - the first vegan to win a Food Network cooking competition - is here to make her case.
However you slice it, this is pretty awesomely cheesy. The Omaha World-Herald served up a clip of GOP presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain crooning a re-vamped version of John Lennon's "Imagine" entitled "Imagine There's No Pizza" at the 1991 Omaha Press Club meeting.
It's not the first or last time Cain delivered a hot slice of his musical stylings. Just last week, Cain crooned the aptly-titled "Impossible Dream" at a rally in Jackson, Tennessee, and in 1996, the associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church North recorded an album of gospel songs.
Do owl curry, fallow deer and rat stir-fry whet your palate? Meet Jonathan McGowan, the taxidermist and naturalist who's made roadkill an essential part of his diet.
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Give it a twirl - October 17 is National Pasta Day!
We already gave a nod to noodles, but October is all about showing this fine fare some love, so get passionate about your pasta too! Fill your bowl with linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, ziti, tortellini, ravioli, fusilli, macaroni or gnocchi - or just enjoy saying all of the names aloud. You could totally turn it into a song.
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