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I'm taking my first trip to Italy in one week and I am a tad anxious about the food. I'm heading to Bologna, which isn't as touristy as many spots and there are plenty of places where the locals don't speak English (or so I've read). My Italian is pitiful at best and I am going to have to be extra vigilant about identifying veggie choices with potential communication obstacles.<br><br><br><br>
I plan to avoid all cream and red sauces to be on the safe side...I see lots of pasta with olive oil and herbs in my future. But I avoid parmesan like the plague thanks to the rennet. I was thinking of bringing along a parm substitute to embellish otherwise plain dishes. Can anyone recommend a good one?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks so much!
 

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yup. A brand called Florentino make a great vegan parmesan called <i>Parmazanp</i>. I hope you can get it near you though, it might be a UK thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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You cn make your own by grinding equal parts nutritional yeast with ground almond in a blender. I don't know if you can travel with it---maybe not in your carry on suitcase.
 

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you shouldn't have any trouble finding dairy free meals, between pastas with various tomato, oil and roasted garlic/herb based sauces and commonly offered cheeseless pizzas. have fun!
 

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I use this:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganstore.com/food-items/dairy-alternatives/parmesan-alternative/Page_1/234.html" target="_blank">http://www.veganstore.com/food-items...age_1/234.html</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>karenlovessnow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I use this:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganstore.com/food-items/dairy-alternatives/parmesan-alternative/Page_1/234.html" target="_blank">http://www.veganstore.com/food-items...age_1/234.html</a></div>
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Yep, that's what I use here!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Have you tried Parma Zaan by The Vegetarian Express. You can read about it on Dr. John McDougall's message board at<br><br><a href="http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=15251&sid=d64d2600953a1ee913423e5607d5d400" target="_blank">http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/vi...423e5607d5d400</a><br><br>
I like to just eat it out of the bottle...
 

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Parmazano's our choice as well. I've seen it in the US as well at some hfs's.
 

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I find the vegan parms smell and taste like old rotten feet. I found sesame seeds ground with sea salt is nice on pasta.
 

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Nutrional yeat tastes awesome, and is very much like parmesan cheese. Mixing it with ground almonds is a great idea, as Spidergrrl suggested.
 
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