“Half a decade into being a vegan, I couldn’t have fathomed eating flesh again,” writes Tovar Cerulli in his memoir, The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance. “And I certainly couldn’t have pictured myself eight years later plunking my first freshly eviscerated mammal down onto the kitchen counter.”
His book delves into the morality of the way all food comes to our plates, whether the cost is habitat destruction or horrific factory farming conditions. Cerulli traces his personal decision, for health and moral reasons, to transition from being a vegan to being a thoughtful meat eater. He also discusses his practice of hunting his own food to examine the ethics of our relationship to the things we consume.
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Cerulli will talk about and sign copies of his book today at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. For more information, visit tatteredcover.com.
Mon., June 3, 7:30 p.m., 2013