Rename this Blog (Your Help Needed!)

I’ve only been doing this blog for a month or so, and I’m not very happy with the name ("The Vegetarian Foodie"). I guess I just don’t like the word "foodie". So I’d like to take the opportunity to rename it while it is still young. I want the new name to reflect my passion for vegetarian food that is prepared with love and attention to detail, whether it is home-style or upscale. My belief is that vegetarian cuisine can be of the same caliber, breadth and depth of flavor, and beauty of presentation as omnivore food. So will you help me pick a new name? Please add a comment below with your suggestions.

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Posted by Michael Natkin on Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 in Miscellany.

16 Responses to “Rename this Blog (Your Help Needed!)”

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    August 7, 2007 at 12:42 pm #

    It would be nice if future themes reflect awareness of the fact that we eat in the context of 854 million people in the world who are currently experiencing hunger and that hunger persists even in the United States (34 million people are hungry including 16.9 percent of all children in the U.S.). Too many food blogs exude over-abundance, over-consumption and self-indulgence. I will continue to read your blog because I am interested in vegetarian food, the history and culture of food, can always use your insightful tips on preparation, and enjoy your writing style. How about ‘Vegetarian Envy’ for a name?

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    August 7, 2007 at 1:26 pm #

    how about ‘get your veggie on?’ or ‘spank the pea’? might increase traffic.

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    Joel Natkin
    August 7, 2007 at 3:42 pm #

    Here are a couple of suggestions that may have merit, or at least make you smile:

    Joie de Veggie

    Vegito Ergo Sum (not sure exactly what this might mean : )

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    Joel Natkin
    August 7, 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    Ooh, Ooh, I have one:


    You might need a hyphen in the URL but the word will look good typographically.

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    August 7, 2007 at 8:51 pm #

    Wow, I’m no help. I like the “foodie” title but that’s just me… You’re so eloquent when talking about food I think you’ll come up with something…

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    Steve Kilisky
    August 8, 2007 at 8:46 pm #

    Amazing who and what you’ll discover wandering aimlessly around the food related blogosphere. Look forward to following your cooking adventures. I can relate to the turn-off aspect of the term “foodie”. I also find “vegetarian” an ambigous term. Never can be sure if that mean dairy and eggs are are in or out. The first name that came to mind when I read your “mission statement” was: Meatless TLC. But I think the other suggestions are better and I just realized that “meatless” presumes one considers fish a meat.

    What about “Vegicurious” (a twist on epicurious) or “Vegimand”? Vegetarian Virtue (could do interesting things with a VV logo). OK I can tell my creative zeitgeist is waning… Hey there you go, Veggie Zeitgeist…


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    August 8, 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    I just stumbled upon an article entitled “Fessin’ Up to the F Word” which is all about the term foodie. (link to
    Here’s the most relevant quote: “Being a foodie is about a passion for wonderful food in any sort of package and for those who care passionately about their craft.”
    I think your title is perfect.

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    August 9, 2007 at 10:40 am #

    I think it depends where you plan to take the blog. Brainstorming: “Lovin’ Vegetarian Food”. Or “The Compulsive Vegetarian Cook”. So far it looks like you love to cook and bake and you love the tastes of this food you make – so something that reflects that would be nice.

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    August 9, 2007 at 12:39 pm #

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Foodie is an informal term for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink. The word was coined in 1984 by Paul Levy and Ann Barr for their book, The Official Foodie Handbook.

    Call it what you are

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    August 10, 2007 at 8:04 am #

    What about ‘Passioné Végétarien’? (French for Vegetarian Aficionado)

    I’d check the translation, but I think that’s how you spell it.

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    August 10, 2007 at 8:05 am #

    Or, you could even just call the site ‘The Vegetarian Aficionado’.

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    August 10, 2007 at 8:29 am #

    Flavor me Veggie
    Bibimbap & Chive
    SoZoM Y Boga

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    Michael Natkin
    August 11, 2007 at 8:58 am #

    Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions! And that article that d.m. linked about the word “foodie” is worth a read. I think that both made me feel better about the f word in general, but also made me realize that it is more about eating than cooking, that is what bothers me. My brother recently suggested “The Vegetarian Blowtorch”! That might be it.

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    August 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm #

    How about Vegetarian Morsels? The word morsels always makes my mouth water.

    I like vegetarian blowtorch–and if you use ‘blow’ as a key word that should really rev up the traffic. Plus the graphic design possibilities would be endless.

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    August 17, 2007 at 3:37 am #

    I am really enjoying your site, thanks for taking the time to update it so often.

    I suggest a name that involves Seattle somehow – your eating habits are clearly influenced by where you live. Unfortunately, I have no ideas for you, but I think it would be a shame not to include something about where you live.

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    August 17, 2007 at 9:29 pm #

    Vegetarian Blowtorch – I can’t get it out of my mind, it’s such a powerfully silly phrase. Also,it makes me think of the word blowhard, not that you are one, but it does mean an excessively chatty person – appropriate for a blogger, no?

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