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While reading an article in the Guardian about the importance of good food in prison, I came across:
"...the kitchen also caters for coeliac, lactose intolerance, Ramadan, Sikh, pagan, Mormon..."
I wondered what a 'pagan diet' consisted of. Any ideas?

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Hmmm... Interesting.

I know a lot of pagans and each of their decisions about food is different. I know some whose diets are raw vegan and some who eat roadkill.

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Hmmm... Interesting.

I know a lot of pagans and each of their decisions about food is different. I know some whose diets are raw vegan and some who eat roadkill.

The idea of using roadkill in prisons is quite mind-boggling!
The only thing I can think of that most of the pagans I know have in common is that they have thought about their food choices. They've come to many different conclusions, but have put the thought in to get there.

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The idea of using roadkill in prisons is quite mind-boggling!

Keeps the costs down for the taxpayer though. πŸ˜‰

Likewise though, I'm not sure if there is such a definitive thing as a "pagan diet".

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Still on the subject of roadkill - article in The Guardian from a few months ago -

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One of the things I love about HP is the wide variety of subjects that come up!! Thanks Crowan for this πŸ˜‰

Not heard of that one so googled it - and found for example. Sounds pretty made-up to me. This is a list of foods: Butter, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Cheeses, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Sage, Rosemary, Salt (sea salt is best), Black Pepper - and there's nothing particularly historical about these.

I suppose it depends on the roots of this particular form of Pagan. Both potatoes and prppers are from the Americas (not available in Europe until the last 4 centuries) and pepper is an oriental spice that was enormously expensive until relatively recently. The suggestion is to add cinnamon to the wassail - again vastly expensive until very recently! These would have little or no historical relevance.

There are comments , but it seems people are making things up as they go along! So I cannot think there is anything specifically required - but maybe someone else has more information. I may suggest that conscious eating may be far more important, that and honouring the food source, but I may be wrong!

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it seems people are making things up as they go along!

Agreed!

I may suggest that conscious eating may be far more important, that and honouring the food source, but I may be wrong!

This is what I try to do. πŸ™‚

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Same here.

I try to think about the food I'm going to eat, where its come from, how it was produced, its effect on the environment and I am turning more to local produce as and when I can afford it.

My husband hates shopping with me as I read all the labels. lol

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This last year I've cut right down on supermarket shopping. It's now only about 10% of my shop, and falling. I think that's not bad as Saisbury's is our nearest shop, apart from a corner newsagents!

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While reading an article in the Guardian about the importance of good food in prison, I came across:
"...the kitchen also caters for coeliac, lactose intolerance, Ramadan, Sikh, pagan, Mormon..."

Regardless of what's been said on here about pagan food, I bet the prison inmates who claim to be pagans have a list as long as your arm.....;)

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Regardless of what's been said on here about pagan food, I bet the prison inmates who claim to be pagans have a list as long as your arm.....;)

'Claim'? Don't you believe them?

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I have no doubt that some are genuine. Doesn't necessarily prevent them from working the system, though, does it?

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I have no doubt that some are genuine. Doesn't necessarily prevent them from working the system, though, does it?

Like anyone else, I guess.

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Of course. I wasn't singling out pagans! There has been quite a bit of media coverage about the demands and requirements of prisoners of varying faiths and persuasions which the prison authorities are obliged, by law, to accede to. I was merely pointing out that it's human nature to take advantage of such a situation.

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Of course. I wasn't singling out pagans!

I didn't think you were singling out pagans. I thought you were singling out prisoners.

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I don't know what I was doing any more...you are exhausting, Crowan! πŸ™‚

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What do pagans eat? Well I'm a vegan, so that is all animals out!!

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