Andrews kales in the kitchen.
This week’s Newsweek has a “My Turn” feature on a vegan wife and omni husband–and how they make it work. Despite “the occasional challenge,” Jenny Andrews claims she and husband Ken are stronger for their differences. But I think that’s because they haven’t yet fought over their five-month-old daughter Kiela’s diet. “We plan to let Kiela sample my vegan fare and Ken’s meat-inclusive menus so she can decide what to eat for herself,” Jenny writes. Except when it comes to spit-roasting a pig in the backyard, a first-birthday tradition from Ken’s Chinese-Japanese-Hawaiian side of the family. Jenny nixed the idea, but hasn’t yet chosen a faux roast; I say she should cook up some Sham.
Whether or not you think you could live with someone who enjoys eating fish’s eyes, this kind of flattering, high-profile portrait of tolerant, compassionate veganism can only help spread the good v-word. Plus it’s nice to see the media reporting on vegans without treating them as early-adopters of a hot new trend (ahem New York Times).