Feeding your vegetarian friends at a cookout

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The weather is warming up—which means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for burgers, brats, and a celebration of our victory over the edible mammals. But … what do you feed your weird vegetarian friend?

This question seems to genuinely concern a lot of people. Since many people organize meals around a meat dish, it becomes baffling to plan a meal without meat. But it’s really not hard.

What do vegetarians eat?

Food. Except meat.

Are chickens made out of meat?

Yes.

Are fish made out of meat?

Yes. Some vegetarians eat it anyway. Either ask or assume they don’t eat meat.

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