I remember an advertising campaign run by what is now the Australian Meat and Livestock Association many years ago. It’s war-cry was FEED THE MAN MEAT! Or I guess if you were to try to say it with an Australian accent, it would be FOOOEED THE MAN MOOOEAT. Well, you get my drift.
Ever since I started teaching, I have made it my mission in life, as recommended by my Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada, to popularise panir as a viable meat-substitute.
In 1975 Prabhupada was asked some advice about opening an early incarnation of a Hare Krishna Restaurant. He suggested:
“It is a very good idea for people to come to our vegetarian restaurant and take so many nice things, especially the panir, fried cheese, and sandesh, kachori, rasagulla, samosa and in this way they will forget their meat-eating. If you make a soup of fried panir with asafoetida and ginger, this will replace lobster soup nonsense.”
With that in mind I try to demonstrate the glories of homemade panir cheese at practically every class I teach.
I am always glad to discover that my message is getting out there….
Posted by Kurma on 27/9/07; 4:59:23 AM