Re: Question about accepted norms in the common space
From: Chris Hansen (
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 19:00:27 -0800 (PST)
We have a list of food people can't eat, and a vegetarian or vegan dish is
made for each meal.
Ingredients are usually posted.
Most residents don't list their preferences, just whether they are gluten
or dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan, and any bottom-line exclusions.
I have a number of foods I choose not to eat - I don't list them, I
personally take responsibility for whether I eat them or not.
That works for us. Trying to navigate whether people don't like turnips or
the texture of potatoes is too crazy-making for our good-hearted.
often-long-suffering and non-chef-trained cooks.

On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 at 20:59, Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at]> wrote:

> > On Oct 22, 2020, at 4:48 PM, Abe Ross <cohoyote [at]> wrote:
> >
> > However, I assume that a greater effort would be made or a willingness
> to incur higher costs would be made for a person with for instance, celiac
> disease, than a person who, "feels better now that they have stopped eating
> gluten".  Are these made implicitly or explicitly?
> Our cooks do make accommodations for these as well as allergies, vegan and
> veg. I don’t cook so I’m  not sure how they do it, but they do. Sometimes
> people bring a side dish for themselves so they have something that is
> definitely okay for them to eat.
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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