Anyone here in San Francisco or LA been to The Stinking Rose restaurant?? I know they do Garlic Ice Cream, does anyone know if it's suitable for vegetarians?? I've contacted the restaurant but they don't seem to know for definite...
Some companies do put gelatin and/or mono & diglycerides in ice cream. If you are vegan, those incredients would be a no-no, but most lacto-ovos only avoid visible pieces of meat, meat stock, etc. Eating dairy ice cream with gelatin in it does not make you a nonvegetarian. Feel free to avoid whatever ingredients you want, though, as your conscience dictates.
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How's that, skylark? So it's ok to eat the collagen extracted from animal skin, bones, cartilage, ligaments and so forth, only visible meat is a no-no? How does that make you a vegetarian?</div>
This has been discussed at-length in other threads on VB. Many people go vegetarian and find out much down the road what gelatin is. Does that mean all that time they were fooling themselves and are really just selective omnis? Fish is a completely separate issue.<br><br><br><br>
We could add to this discussion any number of ingredients that while they do require the death of an animal (carmine, other coloring agents), most lacto-ovo vegetarians do not go out of their way to avoid them. Typically, vegans are the ones who enschew the tiny portions of animal products found in many prepared foods.<br><br><br><br>
If a lacto-ovo <i>does</i> avoid gelatin, carmine, mono & diglycerides and any number of other hidden ingredients, more power to them. Just don't tell them they're not making the grade if they opt otherwise.
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