Mackensy Lunsford’s review of Firestorm Cafe [”The Anarchist's Cookbook," Nov. 17, Xpress] was great. I was especially pleased to see her raving about the vegan cupcakes. One taste of the culinary creations of Asheville’s vegan chefs and bakers is often all that is needed to dispel the common misconception that vegan foods don't measure up to animal-based foods. Thanks, Ms. Lunsford, for pointing out that vegan foods can and often actually taste better!
As someone who has toured the country promoting plant-based diets, I've enjoyed learning the personal stories of the people who have made the switch. Ms. Lunsford often probes the philosophies/justifications of her interviewees who promote eating animal products, but I notice that when she writes about those who opt for vegan foods, she seldom asks what led them in this direction. I’d encourage her to do so in future articles. Inquiring minds want to know! …
— Stewart David