Vegetarianism & Vegetarian Cooking



To get a good understanding of being a vegetarian, vegetarian food, and cooking it will help to
learn about the origins of Vegetarianism. Vegetarianism can be traced back to ancient Egyptian
society where many religious sects abstained from eating meat or wearing clothing that was
made from animal skins do to their beliefs in reincarnation. The practice could also be found in
ancient Greece. Most notably, the famed scholar Pythagoras, known for his contributions in the
field of mathematics believed that being a vegetarian was an essential part of being a good
human and would help lead to a peaceful existence. The idea of being a vegetarian was hotly
debated by the Greeks throughout their civilization. This was one idea that the Romans did not
share with the Greeks. Romans saw animals as a source of food and entertainment for the