Rachael Ray: So, how long have you been vegan? Did you grow up in a house of vegetarians?
Moby: The irony is, my mom was a hippie, and I was this crazy punk rock kid who ridiculed her for trying to be a vegetarian. Now I've been a vegan for 20 years. But I'm an apologetic vegan -- I don't get self-righteous. I feel guilty when people have to accommodate me.
RR: Do you cook a lot?
Moby: I cook at least two times a day, sometimes three.
RR: I figured that. You have a lot of condiments and peeled garlic in there but not a lot of leftovers. Is traveling difficult for you, then?
Moby: I started touring about 15 years ago -- back then, it was a lot harder. Now, the only places I find really difficult are Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Being vegan in Russia is almost impossible.
RR: Do you ever find yourself cheating a bit, sneaking a slice of pizza or something, or would that completely upset your system at this point?
Moby: You know, no. I cheated once -- I had yogurt 18 years ago. I'm actually a little ashamed to be so ideologically rigid that I can't even cheat now and again.
RR: You have a ton of vitamins -- I do too. But I buy them and never take them. Are you guilty of that too?
Moby: That happens with me. I read about something, go buy it, take it for two days and then never take it again.
RR: Yay! I'm not alone. So, you own Teany Cafe in New York City, and you have the bottled beverages, which are delicious, by the way. Do you actually concoct a lot of them?
Moby: Oh, yeah. When we opened Teany, it was summertime, and we realized the market for hot tea wasn't so huge when it was 95 degrees outside. So we started coming up with iced blends -- it took me to a whole new level of being caffeinated.
RR: Yeah, I think my blood is made up of 30 percent coffee. So, fantasy dinner guest -- if you could have anybody over, who would it be?
Moby: You know, I think it would be nice to have George Bush and Jesus over for dinner.
RR: What would you serve Jesus and George?
Moby: Well, George spent a lot of time in Texas, so I'd make some rice and beans and salsa, maybe some guacamole. I'm not a particularly good cook, but I can make reasonably palatable bachelor food.
1. The last dairy product Moby ate was:
C. A Kraft Single
2. If Moby could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be?
A. George Bush
B. Hilary Duff
C. The Dalai Lama
3. How long has Moby been vegan?
A. 20 years
B. Six months
C. Since birth
Answers: 1.B 2.A 3.A