When I was pregnant with my first child, friends and family inevitably asked about my diet.
"Are you sticking to vegan food?" they wondered, with variable admiration or anxiety.
For some, the curiosity was about cravings. One mother told me she was irresistibly (and unexpectedly) drawn to hot dogs her third trimester; another confessed her sudden fascination with red meat. Surely, I'd crave things beyond the vegan sections of Whole Foods? (I didn't. Mostly.)