Carnivore Manners


Nasty Exchange on Leaving a Meetup Group --  thought folks might be bemused at what happened when I left a group devoted to Italian meals --

Meetup via 

Jan 27 (2 days ago)

to alan0198



Meetup Message from: Mike

Left group?


I don't think you ever came to a feast.


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Alan Woods <>

2:08 PM (19 hours ago)

to petraioprime

Hi, Mike. Left because we're vegans, and the various menus/restaurants, etc., didn't seem to have much to offer.  Thanks for asking!


Petraio Prime

2:19 PM (19 hours ago)

to me

Huh? We have all kinds of vegetables at every feast.

By the way, you DO need meat in the human diet.

Good luck with your health. You're gonna need it.

Petraio Prime

3:24 PM (18 hours ago)

to me


The overwhelming number of items on the menu are NOT meat.


Geneose squid salad (2) (1-Trevor Major, 1-Sue Bice)

Figs wrapped in Prosciutto w/gorgonzola (3) (1-Michael Massa, 1-Sue Denisky)

Marinated mushrooms (2) (1-Sue Denisky)

Pizza gorgonzola (2)

Asparagus bundles (2) (2-Lisa Sansome)


Vegetable Soup (Lattughe in Brodo) Angelo Campanella

Mushroom Soup (Minestra di funghi) Tony Princi

Pasta, polenta, rice, etc.

Pasta 1: Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (2) (1-Steve Kemp)

Pasta 2:Cannelloni (2)

Risotto: Risotto with white wine and peas (2)

Polenta: Polenta Elisa (2)


Pot roast (2) (1- Chris Schiemann, 1-Lois Rogers)

Veal (2) (1-David Kershner)

Lamb, herbed leg of (2) (1-Melissa Stacy, 1- Anton Wood)

Chicken, roasted balsamic (1) (1-John Stacy)

Fish & Seafood:

Seafood salad (2) (1-Sergio)

Sea Bass, roasted (2) (1-Michael Scarpitti, 1-Patricia)

Vegetables & Side Dishes:

Asparagus with eggs (2)

Zucchini Parmesan (2)

Spinach soufflé (2)

Baked stuffed eggplant (2) (1-Cynthia Peavy, 1-Melissa Stacy)

Baked stuffed peppers (2) (1-Barbara Damiano)

Broccoli Parmesan style (2) (1-Joe Novak/Amy Zogg)

Roast potatoes with aromatic herbs(2) (1-Barbara Damiano)

Carrots (2) (1-Cynthia Peavy, 1-Joe Novak/Amy Zogg)

Salads, etc.:

Chicory salad (2)

Romaine lettuce and shaved Parmigiano (2) (1-Joe Novak/Amy Zogg)


Cheesecake (2)

Tiramisù (2)

Pears cooked in red wine (2) (1-Joe Novak/Amy Zogg)

Peach tart (2)

Strawberry Napoleon (2)

I don't understand your attitude at all.


Petraio Prime

5:56 PM (15 hours ago)

to me

Running these dinners is really a thankless task. Between the people who want to come and don't want to spend any money and just make cookies while they eat lobster, to characters like you. I give up!

What is wrong with you people?

Alan Woods <>

5:58 PM (15 hours ago)

to petraioprime

Mike:  we're vegans.  Which means no animal products, including dairy.  So most of the items you highlight are things we can't eat.  And since we're in our 70s, have been vegan for three decades, and are in excellent health, I don't think we're endangering ourselves by our diet.

All best--


Petraio Prime

6:01 PM (15 hours ago)

to Alan

Yeah? Well all my parents' relatives are in their 90s or lived a long time...

My father is 90, and he was one of nine, all his brothers and sisters lived well into their 80s (except one suicide).

I don't have time to deal with crazy fanatics like you. Why did you even join to begin with?

Petraio Prime

6:44 PM (15 hours ago)

to Alan

Given how much personal stress and organizational difficulty are involved in putting on these dinners, I musty insist that only those who are enthusiastic and willing to give complete cooperation may participate. No complaints, no reluctance, no whining, no excuses, no dropping out to attend another event.

Why did you even join

Petraio Prime

7:44 PM (14 hours ago)

to Alan

These dinners are supposed to be splendid, spectacular, and magnificent.

But of course there are always people like you who fuck it up.