Wanna go vegetarian?

Life’s a journey and there are as many destinations as there are people out there. Once in a while we’re gonna talk to one of our guides on what they’re up to and what’s driving them.

Today on our list is Nadine Vicente Schaadt who’s currently working on a vegetarian guide in Frankfurt which is almost done. She’s a PR-Pro and discovered GuideWriters when working for the agency which is doing our Corporate Design.

Her guide will be available on the 5th of May 2012, downloadable as in-app purchase at the price of 0,79 EUR on our GuideWriters App.

GuideWriters: So Nadine, you’re writing a new Veggie Guide for Frankfurt – you’re obviously a vegetarian?

Nadine: Yes, I am “one of them”. I stopped eating meat at the age of twelve when I read a poem of Heinz Erhardt (a German comedian) called “The calf”.  It really appelled to me and I was curious to see how long I could stand without meat or fish. In the beginning it was kind of hard – but by now its just part of me.

GuideWriters: Is it easy to eat meat-free?

Nadine: When I stopped eating meat and fish it was quite hard to eat vegetarian AND nice. Most of the times you had to be satisfied with a salad or a combination of sidedishes.  Today it is easier – especially when you know where to go. If I travel for example, I always check out the vegetarian restaurants upfront.

GuideWriters: Is Frankfurt a veggie-friendly city?

Nadine: At a first glance it isn’t. The amount of strictly vegetarian or even vegan restaurants, shops or places is really limited. But there are a lot of lovely places where Veggies get what they are looking for.

GuideWriters: Why did you decide to create a mobile guide for your special interest?

Nadine: I’m a vegetarian but I am definitely not missionary. I don’t like closed communities as “the vegetarians” are seen sometimes. I want to open up vegetarian lifestyle and make it easily accessible for everyone. That is the reason why I wrote the Veggie Guide Frankfurt – so Veggies and Non-Veggies can easily find nice places to eat, shop etc.

GuideWriters: Was it difficult for you to write a guide?

Nadine: Well, it does take some time of course. Not to understand, because the system is really easy to handle but it’s more the collecting of all details you need to have, inventing categories e.g. But it’s fun to see it growing bigger and bigger. The good thing is you can always add or change things afterwards – to make sure your guide is always updated.