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Christy Grant:

Elias "The Chicken Man" Baer

I grew up in the heart of the South, where chicken is king is spice is law. From an early age I became addicted to heat, adding hot sauce to things that I'm ashamed to mention here. Okay, it was ice cream, but I only did it once! Fast forward a few years and, in college, I was inundated with guilt, fear and concern over the state of our environment so I decided to cut meat from my diet altogether to do my part for the natural world. For the better part of a decade I went without meat of any kind. At first, I missed steak, burgers and bacon, but slowly those cravings disappeared. But I never did get over chicken wings. I couldn't find anything to satisfy the desire for crispy white meat doused in tongue melting sauces. That's when I discovered seitan wings and knew I needed to share them with the world....

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Elias "the chicken man" Baer

I grew up in the heart of the South, where chicken is king is spice is law. From an early age I became addicted to heat, adding hot sauce to things that I'm ashamed to mention here. Okay, it was ice cream, but I only did it once! Fast forward a few years and, in college, I was inundated with guilt, fear and concern over the state of our environment so I decided to cut meat from my diet altogether to do my part for the natural world. For the better part of a decade I went without meat of any kind. At first, I missed steak, burgers and bacon, but slowly those cravings disappeared. But I never did get over chicken wings. I couldn't find anything to satisfy the desire for crispy white meat doused in tongue melting sauces. That's when I discovered seitan wings and knew I needed to share them with the world....

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