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Not Followers of Seitan


Meanwhile, in a frank e-mail (he confesses to having eaten green jello and “funeral potatoes”) one Mormon reader writes to say that he has never heard of Seitan, while another makes the same claim and backs up his carnivore status with a rather greedy request for “steaming heaps of charred flesh, please.” Point taken. This mystery non-meat is obviously not a Mormon thing. We know now that Seitan is favored by at least one “right-libertarian epicure”, but the claims I quoted earlier about the rest of its fan-base (“vegetarian monks of China, Russian wheat farmers [and] peasants of Southeast Asia”) must now be taken with, I suppose, a pinch of salt, but not Salt Lake City.