The Cook and the Chef: vegetarian info and Kurma Dasa interview

Some bits from a vegetarian episode of the ABC TV programme The Cook and the Chef

Simon and Maggie go vegetarian, proving a meat free diet is far from bland and boring. While vegetarianism has always being part of Indian and Asian culture, it didn’t really kick off in the west until the 1960’s, when a meat free diet became more accessible.

One of Australia’s greatest exponents of vegetarian cuisine is legendary Hare Krishna Chef, Kurma Dasa, aka Phillip Gordon. One of the movement’s longest serving Australian devotees, Kurma has been extolling the virtues of a vegetarian lifestyle for over thirty years and has written several classics on vegetarian cookery and hosted the TV show Cooking with Kurma.