A how to guide for Vegans or people interested in a plant-based diet, that are traveling to Italy or are already living in Italy. This course will go through all types of foods you need to watch out for, how to get by in restaurants and eating street food, reading labels in supermarkets, eating out with friends or family, Italian mindset on veganism, frequently asked questions, specific regions where it can be more challenging to be a vegan and a basic knowledge of the Italian language so you can ask questions about the food and make sure everything is 100% plant-based.
A brief history and description of the Italian culture and getting a glimpse into the Italian mindset. Some areas of Italy are still slow to change and they have not yet embraced a vegan way of life.
A description on why veganism is increasing in Italy. Some of the reasons on why a plant-based lifestyle is becoming more important.
You will find out many different places to eat in Italy, some which will have more vegan options than others.
How familiar are you now with some of the different places to eat in Italy?
In this lesson you will be able to identity which street foods are safe to eat and which ones may be made with animal products. Not all street food in Italy is safe, even though it may appear to be.
In this lesson we are going to go over types of supermarkets and where to find the best vegan options for groceries. You will learn the terminology for different places and learn where good choices are for shopping for produce, grains and vegan goods.
Learn some of the basic words for identifying labels on processed goods.
Many hotels and B&Bs in Italy are traditionally not vegan. By the end of this lesson you will have basic terminology needed in the Italian language, to be able to do a internet search for yourself to find vegan accommodation.
In this lesson you will learn how to handle non-vegan mealtimes with friends, family or co-workers, without offending anyone. In some very traditional Italian households, it may be considered offensive to not eat the food offered by the host. We will go over any possible scenarios and provide realistic solutions you can use to maintain peace in any situation.
In this chapter you will learn a few traditional recipes from all the regions of Italy, that are already naturally vegan. In learning these foods, you will be able to know which foods are safe if you go out to eat in a non-vegan restaurant. You may even want to make the same recipes at home for your friends and family!
We will go over all the important terminology you need to get past any food situation in Italy. You will learn, in Italian, to ask if the food is vegan, ask about the ingredients in the food and be able to explain to people that you are vegan. In Italy, it is extremely helpful, if not mandatory, to be able to speak the language to express your food needs. A list of the most important terminology will be provided.
Test yourself to find out if you know the important words or not!
In this lecture you will learn the basic phrases needed to identify yourself as vegan. You will be able to also ask more clearly what types of ingredients are in the food so you can make sure what you are eating is vegan.
Are you ready? Let's go!
This is a recap of all the foods you will encounter in Italy that could be possibly non-vegan. You will be able to learn and identify if the foods are vegan.
Do you know which foods to watch out for? Try your knowledge here!
Some frequently asked questions for being vegan in Italy.
Stacie Bronson is a vegan yoga teacher, self-published author, tarot reader and transformational coach. She works with people to assist them in making better choices that will positively impact their life decision and inspires them to find their true purpose. Stacie is available for workshops, private coaching sessions and hosts yearly retreats in Sicily to transform the mind, body and soul. She speaks English, Italian and German and currently lives between Berlin, Germany and Modica, Sicily with her husband.