May 23, 2005


It's called Quorn, made from "mycoprotein." Never heard of it? Could be because it's an entirely new food, sort of but not exactly like mushrooms.

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At the supermarket, you can find Quorn in the frozen-food case, next to more familiar meat substitutes like Boca Burger, Garden Burger and Morningstar (now part of Kellogg's, by the way). I cooked up a Quorn patty with asparagus; tasted like chicken!

Here's the point: the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a radical, anti-wine, anti-pleasure, anti-consumer outfit, has filed suit against Quorn, claiming it's not food. Seattle's own Sara Dickerman, who often writes for The Stranger, has details in an excellent Slate column.

Posted by Ronald Holden at May 23, 2005 6:30 PM