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Yes!. A series of programs here in the UK called 'Come dine with me' and they have four strangers who go to each persons house where the host cooks a meal and each one gives marks after the meal and the winner gets £1000 at the end.

This 'veggie' had salmon given to her and she enjoyed it then one contestant gave each cockles (shellfish) as starters, she asks has it been cooked in bacon fat, the host says yes. 'Oh I cant eat it then'.
NO YOU CAN'T!!

Silly cow would have eaten them if they had not been cooked in bacon fat!!!!!. Each host during the week gave her fish and not one questioned the fact she said she was veggie yet ate fish!.

God this type of person makes me so cross.
 

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maybe she didnt specify what kind of vegetarian she was you know. like me, i still eat fish every so often and i would let someone know lol i dont know who, being a vegetarian, would go on a show like that knowing they are going to be eating.
 

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im pretty sure there is a difference between omnivores and vegetarians therefore i wont ask because i dont see much of a difference. i know some vegetarians are picky when it comes to termenology so i wont argue the issue, i'll call myself whichever i shall deem fit because sooner or later, more sooner then later, i wont eat fish even though i hardly eat it anyways ^-^

edit: i do not call my self a vegetarian
 

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I agree that people who eat fish cannot be vegetarian.

But I understand people who eat fish and call themselves vegetarian. It is much easier to refuse non-fish meat by saying you're a vegetarian than by saying virtually anything else.
 

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This 'veggie' had salmon given to her and she enjoyed it then one contestant gave each cockles (shellfish) as starters, she asks has it been cooked in bacon fat, the host says yes. 'Oh I cant eat it then'.
Aside from the fish thing, it always freaks me out that a lot of English meat-eaters are still cooking their food in animal fats when they have the option to use vegetable oils.
I don't think that they should be encouraging that on TV cookery shows, it's too old-fashioned. They may as well tell people to start eat bread and dripping again. blech.
 

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I discovered someone on another forum, who said they are 'part vegetarian' because they only eat steak & seafood and no other form of meat. I duly corrected them.


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aside from the fish thing, it always freaks me out that a lot of English meat-eaters are still cooking their food in animal fats when they have the option to use vegetable oils.
Yeah, I'm always wary of that. When I first became a vegetarian, it didn't actually think about the cooking oil itself. My mother informs me she always uses vegetable oil.
 

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Yeah, I saw that. Terrible stuff. She also talked of her liking for prawns, cod, etc.

Don't get me wrong, she can eat what she wants. But it annoys me that not only she, but the guests, the producers, etc, went along with calling her a vegetarian. It should have become clear that she wasn't a vegetarian when she refused shellfish becuase they were cooked in bacon fat (the double standards were writ large).

I think there is a tendency of laziness. I don't think she, and her ilk, call themselves vegetarian out of spite. It's laziness. They're just not thinking very deeply.
 

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Aside from the fish thing, it always freaks me out that a lot of English meat-eaters are still cooking their food in animal fats when they have the option to use vegetable oils.
I don't think that they should be encouraging that on TV cookery shows, it's too old-fashioned. They may as well tell people to start eat bread and dripping again. blech.
In my culinary school... some of the ways to grease a pan is to "render" the grease from "Fat back".

*gags*

I use olive oil personally.. >.>

But yeah, bacon grease, back fat, and all that butter is still being taught today. It's I think something to do with the way French cooking is done.

Anyway..

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People think that alot.. fish is so not a veggie or a fruit. Freaks me out when I watch a "vegetarian" eat raw fish.. sometimes the fish is still moving. It's watching itself be eaten alive. *shudders* I think that helps serve as a reminder that the thing they are eating was a living breathing happy little fish.
 

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this program was winding me up too. it's like my dad's new missus - she said she was vegetarian and would make sure we went to a veggie friendly restaurant. where did we go? a place that specialises in fish because she eats it and thinks she's a vegetarian. straight after this program finished my dad phoned me to tell he was right, we should be eating fish. grr!
 

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How annoying. There is a radio personality on one of the major morning talk shows here in Chicago who calls himself a vegetarian and yet talks about how he eats smoked salmon on his bagels. He also wrongly claims that a vegan is someone who doesn't eat fish, while vegetarians can eat fish. And then one time he was even talking about how he had eaten a hamburger!!!


I just want to call up and be like "News flash, FISH ARE ANIMALS! Stop calling yourself vegetarian!"
 

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Aside from the fish thing, it always freaks me out that a lot of English meat-eaters are still cooking their food in animal fats when they have the option to use vegetable oils.
I don't think that they should be encouraging that on TV cookery shows, it's too old-fashioned. They may as well tell people to start eat bread and dripping again. blech.
Anyne noticed that this Christmas it was all the rage to cook your roast potatoes in goose fat? I couldn't help but be left wondering what the geese had done wrong.
 
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