|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
17th World Vegetarian Congress 1963
I bring you warmest greetings from the members of our Association in England. This "Catering" Association is composed of those interested in the best possible preparation of vegetarian meals. We agree with Dr. Nussbaum that the spiritual and practical aspects of vegetarianism are necessary to one another.
Some of our members, after studying the important question of correct nutrition, run hotels, guest houses, or restaurants. Some travel about the country giving cookery demonstrations. Some conduct cookery courses for those wishing to learn more about our special dishes.
In the last year or so we have found growing interest in our audiences
and in the general public. The Press, Radio and Television have given
several members opportunities to express our views. We have answered
innumerable questions about all as~ects of vegetarian diet and have
distributed 17,000 copies of a special Guide containing information,
addresses of our members, and favourite recipes.
It is not an easy task to change people's feeding habits. Fear and
prejudices must be overcome by showing how attractive and nourish-ing
our diet can be and by being ourselves healthy and full of vitality.
Each country has its own dishes and these can be adapted by using vegetarian
protein foods such as nuts and beans as well as dairy produce instead
of meat. There are many interesting variations available to us and we
could all benefit by exchanging ideas and helping one another.
This is a great work. Together we can achieve much more than by ourselves.