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Why Nigel Slater Is Not Vegetarian

The food writer Nigel Slater says he feels that killing animals to eat them is wrong and wants desperately to be a vegetarian, but confesses that "I eat meat because I like it. No, scratch that. I eat meat because I love it. I like the feel of it in my hand, the way my carving knife slices through the raw flesh, the smell of it crackling and spitting in the oven. I love the way the fat crisps and the flesh stays pink and bloody, the way the juices dribble out when I carve it, the way the Yorkshire pudding soaks up the beefy gravy from my plate. My love of roast pork and its crackling, and of... More

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