How To Keep Food Ethics Without Offending The Host?

How To Keep Food Ethics Without Offending The Host?

Cambria Bold
Nov 2, 2011

Q: I am newly what I like to call an ethical eater. I'm mostly a vegetarian, but I will eat fish, meat, and dairy as long as I know exactly where it comes from. I'm invited to a lot of holiday dinner parties this season, and I'm wondering how I might politely inform my host of my food restrictions? Do I send a note ahead of time? Do I offer to bring my own food? If I'm served something in the moment that I know I won't or can't eat, is it okay to refuse it?

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