In case you didn’t know, one thing that I’m not a fan of is imitation foods. For example, Kathy Jenkins describes her experience with a fake Cabernet on a recent dining experience:
So recently, after seeing the Didier Goubet French non-alcoholic organic Cabernet juice on the wine menu at Lucias, I was curious and ordered a glass. Yes, yes, it’s just grape juice. But it tasted really nice, a little like cranberry juice but deeper, more complex and not too sweet — kind of winey. I’d definitely order it again.
This month, I’m off beer. However, N/A beer doesn’t interest me at all. N/A wine sounds horrible. And along those lines, so does fat free cheese, tofurkey, and veggie dogs.
I’m all for n/a drinking, low-fat diets, and lower-meat consumption, but I don’t think drinking and eating fake alternatives is the best option. It turns out that there are many good foods that are naturally non-alcoholic, low-fat, or meatless that actually taste good, and even better than their fake counterparts.