Ziggy Stardust, Martin Luther King Jr, Horatio Nelson, Gregory Peck, Keats, Dr Seuss, Oliver Cromwell and Michelangelo are just some of the names encountered while going in search of something vegan to eat.
Called A Vegan Trip, the book chronicles the author’s travels in Europe and the US during 2018. He travelled to 10 locations, including Bath, London, San Diego, Atlanta, Washington, Rome, Berlin, Bologna, Langport and Oxford. Restaurants visited include Il Margutta in Rome, The Green Rocket Café in Bath, The Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla and The Turf Tavern in Oxford.
“Before I go anywhere, I do two things. I search for vegan-friendly places to eat and any interesting facts about the location,” says Marc Ambasna-Jones. “It means I can pack two of my favourite pastimes into one outing. Every street seems to tell a story and some are quite surprising. We tend to know the big stuff when we travel but sometimes it’s the hidden stories in the buildings or street corners that capture the imagination. That can include old movie locations, such as Roman Holiday on the beautiful Via Margutta in Rome or the Dr Seuss trees in La Jolla.”
“In terms of vegan eating I am still learning. My 20-year-old daughter convinced me to try a vegan diet and it’s really worked for me so far. It may not be for everyone but what it does do is concentrate the mind and reconnect with food and nutrition. As a result, we as a family cook more and experiment with ingredients. The biscuit intake has gone down though, which sadly, is probably a good thing.”
A Vegan Trip: 10 restaurants. 10 locations of cultural and historical interest. One vegan in training. is available for download on the Amazon Kindle.