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Dyan Flores breaks down the myth behind a meat-filled Midwest

Gaper's Block writer Dyan Flores takes issue with the New York Times' look into vegetarianism in the Midwest; "Meatless in the Midwest: A Tale of Survival" was written and published last week by heir to the throne A.G. Sulzberger. Read an excerpt of Flores' thoughts, or listen below.

"After living in New York City for four years, I will concede that New York has superior bagels, taxi drivers and baseball teams. That's as far as I'll go. New York City is great, but as a born and bred Midwesterner, I refuse to buy into the Manhattan-is-center-of-the-universe hype. East coast snobbery runs rampant in the Big Apple, and as far as many New Yorkers are concerned, the Midwest is just a land of republicans, who are fueled by a diet of steaks and bacon grease."

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