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Vegans in History – Walking in the Steps of Europe’s First Vegans

Have you ever heard of Europe’s first vegans, the Cathars? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either, until recently.  In the past year-and-a-half of journeying around the world I’ve gotten hundreds of weird looks from people and an endless number of questions regarding veganism. A few people have even decided to make it their personal mission to …

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Eating With Europe’s First Vegans – The Cathars

Michael and I recently spent five days in Spain following in the footsteps of a religious sect, called the Cathars or The Good Men, whose origins trace back to the Byzantine empire, and whose existence ended tragically and brutally in the 13th and 14th centuries. The sect and their some-what vegan, some-what feminist, progressive philosophies inspired us to hike …

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