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I used to have a couple of copies of a vegan 'zine called Bark and Grass. I haven't thought about this for years... this was maybe 9 or 10 years ago. Does anyone remember Bark and Grass? It was really fun, had good recipes too. Kind of like How It All Vegan except in b/w xerox clipart goodness.<br><br><br><br>
More importantly, does anyone know if the makers of the 'zine are still putting it out, or if back issues can be had? I did a websearch but only came up with two hits, and no luck. :p I miss my Bark and Grass! I think some friend of mine absconded with my copies.
 

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Okay, how about any vegan 'zines? I found the names of a few in my search: Rabbit Fodder, Please Don't Feed the Bears, Soy Not Oi, etc. Has anyone encountered any of these, and what did they think of them?
 

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It seems that Herbivore magazine is very happening these days, but it's actually more of a full fledged mag than a zine. Glossy paper and all.
 

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I haven't heard of Herbivore... I'll google it and see what I can find out. But I'm feeling nostalgic for old school 'zines. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:">
 

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even the articles seem to be ads themselves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
maybe it'll get better once more issues start coming out.
 

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Bark like on trees.<br><br><br><br>
The title was a joke based on stupid things omnivores say (hi kurm) i.e. "What do you eat? Bark and grass?"<br><br><br><br>
It was a great 'zine.
 

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Along the same lines... which of the mags you have seen have the best recipes? I LOVE to cook, and I'm always on the look-out for good recipes. I would love to get a subscription to a veg mag with lots...
 

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I like Veggie Life Magazine, but all of my recipes come from Chef Deborah <a href="http://www.vegsource.com" target="_blank">www.vegsource.com</a> Shannon
 

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It looks like my 'zine thread is morphing... that's okay. Maybe I will start my own vegan 'zine! (Yeah, with grad school, that'll happen...)<br><br><br><br>
Anyway. Vegetarian magazines, the slick, glossy kind. I looked at two at Borders this evening, whilst sipping a soy french soda. These are the only two vegetarian magazines I could find, among a whole rack of cooking magazines: Vegetarian Times and Veggie Life.<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Vegetarian Times</span><br><br><br><br>
August 2003 issue<br><br>
Price: $3.99 US / $5.99 Canada<br><br>
88 pages<br><br><a href="http://www.vegetariantimes.com" target="_blank">www.vegetariantimes.com</a><br><br><br><br>
The best article in this issue, imo, was on Millennium, a vegan restaurant. There were several recipes from the restaurant. Swank, tasty-looking, but complicated-looking too.<br><br><br><br>
Some sections include:<br><br>
"Goods" section. Products were "reviewed" but not labeled whether they were vegan or not. Looked like a poorly disguised ad section.<br><br><br><br>
"Fast Food" section. 30 minute recipes. Do we really need a recipe for a vegan sub sandwich? Recipes were not labeled vegan or not -- must read ingredients. No nutrition info. This is true of all recipes in the magazine.<br><br><br><br>
"Vegan Gourmet" section. Only 3 recipes. Nothing thrilling.<br><br><br><br>
"Body Basics" section. Not thrilling. I don't really care about products to keep skin smoove.<br><br><br><br>
Heirloom tomatoes article -- Not very informative unless one is totally new to the subject of heirloom veggies.<br><br><br><br>
Korean food article -- interesting and had some yummy looking recipes.<br><br><br><br>
Other articles included one on houseplants and one on supplements. The supplements article said that vegans have to take cal/mag supps (i.e. pills); didn't mention food sources. No mention of absorbability issues with different forms of calcium, or which ones come from animal sources -- in fact, no mention of different forms of calcium at all.<br><br><br><br>
Overall I was not impressed and gave it 2 stars out of 5 on my personal rating scale. **<br><br><br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Veggie Life</span><br><br><br><br>
Autumn 2003 issue<br><br>
Price: $4.99 US / $5.99 Canada<br><br>
66 pages<br><br><a href="http://www.veggielife.com" target="_blank">www.veggielife.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Veggie Life appeared to have fewer ads, though I didn't do a count -- this is an impression only. Parts are printed on non-slick paper and are intended to be pulled out.<br><br><br><br>
Columns included a Nutrition column and one called "Be Nourished". Both appeared to have good info, including stuff on diabetes and vegetarianism, iron levels and veganism, healthy/unhealthy fats and oils, guidelines for using oils.<br><br><br><br>
There was an article on making your own tofu with lots of good photos, which totally makes me want to try it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> This was a five-star article imho *****<br><br><br><br>
Biscotti recipes... Readers' recipes...<br><br><br><br>
All recipes are labeled, at the end of the recipe, whether they are vegan, lacto, lacto-ovo, apian, etc. Plus they have nutritional info: protein, fat, carbs, sodium, chol., fiber. This was true of all the recipes in the magazine.<br><br><br><br>
The pull-out cookbook section had recipes grouped in main dishes, soups, sides, desserts, salads. This was the part on non-glossy paper.<br><br><br><br>
Article/recipes on nuts, granola (I want to make buckwheat granola!), egg fu yung (with a tofu fu yung variation).<br><br><br><br>
Somewhat dorky "Kitchen Crafts".<br><br>
Glossary explaining "odd" ingredients with photos.<br><br><br><br>
Overall, I was much more impressed with Veggie Life. The recipes didn't all appeal to me, but they showed greater variety and it was really nice to see the nutritional info and be able to note at a glance whether they were vegan or not. I give Veggie Life four stars in my personal rating system. ****<br><br><br><br>
Five stars are reserved for when I find a vegan magazine that comes up to the standards of Veggie Life.
 

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Thank you!! That helped a lot... I think that I will soon be checking out an issue of Veggie Life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If you go to the Veggie Life website, you can see some (well, a couple) of the articles in the current ish.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggielife.com" target="_blank">http://www.veggielife.com</a><br><br><br><br>
I'm still amused by tofu fu yung. Toe foofoo yung!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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