This month, you might notice a flurry of posts about vegan food being whipped up at a blog near you.
That’s because the Vegan Month of Food, also known as VeganMoFo, kicks off today (October 1), which happens to be both World Vegetarian Day and the first day of Vegetarian Awareness Month. (World Vegan Day is celebrated on November 1, the start of World Vegan Month.)
Hundreds of vegan bloggers from around the world are participating in the third annual VeganMoFo.
The master list of VeganMoFoers is being maintained by Kittee, the author of the vegan cookzine Papa Tofu, on her blog Cake Maker to the Stars.
In a September 15 post, Kittee wrote:
The Vegan Month of Food 2009 (Vegan MoFo) is about to slam into your monitor, so make some damn room, get out your bifocals and warm up your rusty feed reader.
For the entire month of October, blogs from all over the free world and Alaska will be writing about vegan food and the awesome power of veganism.
Inspired by National Novel Writing Month, VeganMoFo was started in 2007 by celebrated vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the New York City-based author of Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes That Rule.
Moskowitz explains how VeganMoFo works in a September 18 post on the Post Punk Kitchen Blog:
The idea is to write as much as you can for the month of October about vegan food. The blog entries can be about anything food related - your love of tongs, your top secret tofu pressing techniques, the first time your mom cooked vegan for you, vegan options in Timbuktu - you get the idea. There is no strict guideline for how much you have to write, but we shoot for about 20 times a month, or every weekday.
Moskowitz’s first post for this year’s VeganMoFo is about thanking people with homemade cookies.
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