How actively do vegetarians avoid gelatin?
June 15, 2009 2:10 PM Subscribe
How actively do vegetarians avoid eating gelatin?
posted by zennie to Food & Drink (35 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm probably going to use gelatin in a dish that will be part of the cater service at a party for people I don't really know, a few of whom will be vegetarian. I've been disastrously unsuccessful adjusting the recipe using various non-animal-source replacements (agar-agar, gums, starches, and so forth). It would be my preference not to use gelatin (I am not required to make this dish vegetarian), but I'm all out of time for experimentation.
I'd like to be able to estimate the impact of having to use gelatin as an ingredient.
Given that there's a range of reasons for vegetarianism and individuals go about it in their own way, how often is an exception made for gelatin? What about fish-based gelatin?