Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Headline that Caught My Attention

I found this article below in the New York Times about last years Master's winner, Angel Cabrera, a decidedly non-vegan (nor healthy) Argentinean. I publish it without permission - but, being that the NYT building is next door to my gym they know where to find me if they have a problem with it. I publish it because it is an amusing story that also illustrates the unique challenge of men to change their eating habits - specifically meat - around other guys in a sports and club atmosphere!

Not a Morsel for Vegans at Cabrera’s Masters Feast


AUGUSTA, Ga. – It is an annual dinner at a very long rectangular table, a custom begun in 1952, when Ben Hogan suggested it might be fun to get all the living Masters champions together for dinner before the tournament. So at a famously exclusive golf club, a more selective society, one based on golf achievement, meets on the Tuesday of the first full week of each April.

The Masters champions gather in their green jackets inside the Augusta National Golf Club clubhouse to reminisce and tell stories. Sam Snead was known for delivering a long string of ribald jokes. In 1998, 22-year-old Tiger Woods and 96-year-old Gene Sarazen compared golf grips, using dinner knives for their clubs.

The most famed tradition is the selection of the menu served, which is at the choice of the defending champion, who also picks up the tab for the dinner.

The menu selected by 2009 champion Angel Cabrera was a source of amusement in the hours before this year’s dinner. Cabrera promised a “good Argentine asado,” which he described as a five-course barbeque of meat in various forms including blood sausage, pork sausage and beef ribs. Cabrera’s swing coach and sometimes interpreter Charlie Epps listed another item, mollejas, which he said was the thymus gland of a bull......

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