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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We're hunting Tofurky

The hunt for a Tofurky was a resounding success. There was no stealthy behavior involved, no taking aim, just a trip to Trader Joe’s. There, a smart buyer reported that the roasts were moving fast, but 12 new cases had come in.
It wasn’t always so easy. There have been past years when a grocer’s refrain, as Thanksgiving drew near, was "try a health food store," or "sorry, we are all out, the health food store bought them all."
Who could blame anyone for buying up all the Tofurkys, the vegetarian’s answer to the turkeys that will grace nearly every American table on Thursday.
And it wasn’t easy giving up that tastiest of traditions, that bastion of baked fowl that graces the centerpiece of mom’s table. It will still sit there in all its glory on Thanksgiving, but so will the Tofurky roast, the tofu-wheat gluten concoction that comes complete with its own stuffing and the spices that make it the way to happiness on a day when food reigns.
The idea that a Tofurky and gravy would replace breast meat or a leg is not one that sits well with everyone in a "where’s the meat" culture. But as we sit down to give thanks on Thursday, think of this: a roast made with organic non-genetically engineered soybeans is a tasty way to celebrate a national holiday. Consider making it your custom too.

Helen Bennett Harvey



Blogger Colin The Great said...

Yea for Tofurky! I love the fact that my Thanksgiving is at least somewhat cruelty free.

November 20, 2007 8:23 PM 
Blogger Kid You Not said...

I know Tofurky. Tofurky was a friend of mine. You sir, are no Tofurkey. Tofurky used to have imitation legs called "drumettes." Then the People for the Ethical Treatment of Only the Cute Animals wondered why they were eating something that emulated a dead bird. So now it's a football. Great. Dig in. But stock up on the air freshener. DO NOT go in there!

November 21, 2007 3:58 PM 

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