Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Old Aug 8th 2008, 12:29 pm
  #16  
Used to be Seasider
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,157
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by rabsody View Post
Probably not the first time ....
Kooky. is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2008, 12:35 pm
  #17  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 263
Nikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud ofNikki.P has much to be proud of
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Definately no problem getting invited, everybody usually expresses a bit of surprise that you are a veggie, but its never a major issue. As others have expressed previously you usually take along your own meat etc anyway so you can just take what you like. The biggest battle is finding good vegie food here, I truly do miss Quorn!!!!! Nikki
Nikki.P is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2008, 1:40 pm
  #18  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 68
vicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nice
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

so how are vegetarians seen in oz? i know sydney has a few veggie restaurants. is it like the uk was years ago?

by the way people that say they are vegetarian and eat fish/seafood are actually pescatarians. vegetarians dont eat any animals and yes that includes prawns !
vicki t is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2008, 7:18 pm
  #19  
Nomadic Member
 
Rhia27's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: In a crowd
Posts: 70
Rhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really nice
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by astonmartinv8 View Post
...Just asking on behalf of a friend - ahem!

Cheers,

Marcus.

Badge put a post up about a year ago (maybe more) about having a veggie friend over for a bbq. Do a search - i seem to remember there were some good recipes
Rhia27 is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2008, 7:26 pm
  #20  
Nomadic Member
 
Rhia27's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: In a crowd
Posts: 70
Rhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really niceRhia27 is just really nice
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by Rhia27 View Post
Badge put a post up about a year ago (maybe more) about having a veggie friend over for a bbq. Do a search - i seem to remember there were some good recipes

Found it. It was 3 years ago - my how time flies

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=290843
Rhia27 is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2008, 9:39 pm
  #21  
Forum Regular
 
bu1lder's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Halls Head WA
Posts: 289
bu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of lightbu1lder is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by astonmartinv8 View Post
...Just asking on behalf of a friend - ahem!

Cheers,

Marcus.

If god did'nt want us to eat animals.................why did he make them out of MEAT???????????
bu1lder is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2008, 11:01 pm
  #22  
Fighting my corner
 
Vash the Stampede's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 11,948
Vash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond reputeVash the Stampede has a reputation beyond repute
Wink Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by astonmartinv8 View Post
Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?
Not at all; Aussies enjoy a good laugh.

Vash the Stampede is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2008, 12:16 am
  #23  
Used to be Seasider
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,157
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by vicki t View Post
so how are vegetarians seen in oz? i know sydney has a few veggie restaurants. is it like the uk was years ago?

by the way people that say they are vegetarian and eat fish/seafood are actually pescatarians. vegetarians dont eat any animals and yes that includes prawns !
I've never heard anyone introduce themselves as a pescatarian; most people say they are vegetarian and then expand on that if asked.
Kooky. is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2008, 12:30 am
  #24  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: An infinite loop between Victoria and London
Posts: 53
grevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of lightgrevillia is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by vicki t View Post
so how are vegetarians seen in oz?
...
...
Generally fine and accepted, though it may depend on the area you are in. In our experience, Sydney & Melbourne are fine with plenty of fellow veges & a huge choice of ethnic restaurants which tend to offer imaginitive & delicious vege food. The only place we found less choice was Far North QLD, where we were out in the sticks. However, we still managed to get fed.

There's a myth that all Aussie men are avid meat eaters who mock vegetarians, but here in VIC, we have several male friends who are vegetarian or pescatarian. When we had a tradie in a few weeks ago & I offered him coffee & biscuits I was surprised when he asked to see the packet, to make sure there were no animal products in the ingredients.

The only time in recent years when we've had trouble getting vege food was on a visit to Yorkshire a couple of years ago!

G.
grevillia is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2008, 4:33 am
  #25  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Hill overlooking the SE Melbourne suburbs
Posts: 16,551
BadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond reputeBadgeIsBack has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by Rhia27 View Post
Badge put a post up about a year ago (maybe more) about having a veggie friend over for a bbq. Do a search - i seem to remember there were some good recipes
Bloody hell what a memory. I remember it now - the occasion.
BadgeIsBack is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2008, 5:03 am
  #26  
BE Enthusiast
 
kiwinow's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 794
kiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of lightkiwinow is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Just make sure that on the rare occasion someone invites you and tells you to "just bring yourself" you make clear that you are a vegetarian, and then take something anyway.
kiwinow is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2008, 11:31 am
  #27  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 68
vicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nice
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by Seasider View Post
I've never heard anyone introduce themselves as a pescatarian; most people say they are vegetarian and then expand on that if asked.

this is because there are so many people who say they are vegetarian when they are not. you cant expand on being a vegetarian, you either are or you arent! i guess its a bit like someone saying they dont believe in religion but go to church to pray occasionally! whenever i hear someone say they are a veggie i always ask them if they are vegetarian or do they eat fish? most of them are surprised to hear they are not vegetarian! the term pescatarian is not widely used but should be.

i personally cant see what is wrong with saying "i dont eat meat but i do eat fish/seafood"
vicki t is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 7:35 pm
  #28  
Heading to WA
 
roamer25's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 197
roamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really niceroamer25 is just really nice
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by vicki t View Post
this is because there are so many people who say they are vegetarian when they are not. you cant expand on being a vegetarian, you either are or you arent! i guess its a bit like someone saying they dont believe in religion but go to church to pray occasionally! whenever i hear someone say they are a veggie i always ask them if they are vegetarian or do they eat fish? most of them are surprised to hear they are not vegetarian! the term pescatarian is not widely used but should be.

i personally cant see what is wrong with saying "i dont eat meat but i do eat fish/seafood"
There's no such thing as a vegetarian straight and true. There are 7 types of vegetarians~:

Vegan - no animal products or by-products.
Frutiarian - a vegan but only eats things from trues qnd bushes, nothing pulled from the ground.
Lact-ovo-vegetarian - veg based with dairy products.
Pescetarian - veggie plus fish, doesn't always eat dairy though.
Pollotarian - only excludes red meat.
Macrobiotic - like a vegan but would only have non-processed (tofu and quorn would be outfor e.g.) Mainly eat food, nuts, seeds and sometimes line caught fish.
Combination - I for example am a lacto-ovo pescetarian!
roamer25 is offline  
Old Aug 10th 2008, 8:15 pm
  #29  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 68
vicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nicevicki t is just really nice
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by roamer25 View Post
There's no such thing as a vegetarian straight and true. There are 7 types of vegetarians~:

Vegan - no animal products or by-products.
Frutiarian - a vegan but only eats things from trues qnd bushes, nothing pulled from the ground.
Lact-ovo-vegetarian - veg based with dairy products.
Pescetarian - veggie plus fish, doesn't always eat dairy though.
Pollotarian - only excludes red meat.
Macrobiotic - like a vegan but would only have non-processed (tofu and quorn would be outfor e.g.) Mainly eat food, nuts, seeds and sometimes line caught fish.
Combination - I for example am a lacto-ovo pescetarian!

oh dear, i thought this might happen.

of the above list pescetarian and pollotarian are not types of vegetarians. by its very nature a vegetarian diet does not consist of eating animals whether they are land based or water based. however i do agree there are many differnent permutations.

i think the most common type is

the lacto ovo veggie. ie eats eggs and dairy produce
then probably followed by lacto veggie (like many hindu's) ie no eggs but they do eat dairy produce.

to complicate things further you have dietry and non-dietry vegetarians. for example wearing leather, silk etc.

there has been a few scares with fruitarians. i think a couple have been prosecuted in the US for unintentially killing their child bringing them up on a fruitarian diet. however fruitarians are definately a minority in the vegetarian scale.

many vegans would not class themselves as vegetarians but say they are in a class of their own.

it has always puzzeled me why meat reducers/and or fish/seafood eaters want to class themselves as vegetarians in any shape or form?

there is nothing wrong in saying - i base my diet on a vegetarian lifestyle but occasionally eat fish/meat etc.

Last edited by vicki t; Aug 10th 2008 at 8:19 pm.
vicki t is offline  
Old Aug 11th 2008, 12:02 am
  #30  
Used to be Seasider
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,157
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Will a vegetarian have a problem getting invited to barbecues?

Originally Posted by vicki t View Post
oh dear, i thought this might happen.
Well you did kick it off so it wasn't a huge leap of imagination.
Kooky. is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.