Continuing the cooking theme …
The above picture is not meat – it’s seitan and it’s probably pretty delicious.
Jenn (my wife) was vegetarian for 12 years (since age 18). She’d never in her life had Buffalo wings. About 4 years ago she got pregnant and decided to try them. We ate wings 2 times a week for a full year. I kid you not. Anyway, I dabbled in vegetarianism for a couple of years (until bacon drew me back!) and one thing I really enjoyed was the “mock chicken” in my Pad Thai from Thanh Thao in Portland. I also really enjoy the faux Buffalo Wings at Red Bamboo in NYC.
Lately I’ve been making my own seitan in an attempt to recreate the Red Bamboo wings. I’ve been scouring the web for different recipes. Most of the sites are run by vegans and hippies, the far left (if you are so inclined). That’s pretty much what I was expecting. What surprised me was coming upon a survivalist, militia-type website (you know, far right kind of folks) with some fabulous seitan recipes.
I like to imagine seitan bridging the gap between these very different (but very similar?) groups.
All hail Seitan!
I can’t find the link right now but I’ll post it if I do. I also found a good recipe written by a woman who loves to eat seitan but can’t call it that because “it’s the name of the most evil being in my religion”.
It’s good to be alive!
Have a great weekend.