Sign up for November's Cooking Class - Thanksgiving for the Birds
- Sign up for November's Vegetarian Cooking Class: Thanksgiving for the Birds
by Compassionate Cooks http://www.compassionatecooks.com
In This Issue:
- November 13th - Thanksgiving for the Birds
- On the Menu for November's Class
- San Mateo Cooking Class - November 21st
- Veg Cooking DVD - Just Weeks Away!
- Tradition, Habit, or Choice?
- More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and
November 13th - Thanksgiving for the Birds
Join us for our most popular class!
We will feature a cornucopia of delicious dishes that will
impress friends and family members alike while showing reverence
to the 300 million turkeys slaughtered each year (45 million of
which are killed for Thanksgiving alone). Join us for what will
most certainly be a special - class!
Sign up online!
On the Menu for November's Class
Gorgeous, seasonal vegetables are on the menu for our special
Thanksgiving class. Bring a friend, and come hungry!
-Baked Pumpkin with Vegetable Pilaf
-Sensational Stuffing with Chestnuts and Raisins
-Mashed Potatoes with Carmelized Onions
-Seasoned Garlic Green Beans
-Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Pecans
Sign up for November's Class
San Mateo Cooking Class - November 21st
Join Compassionate Cooks at the Peninsula Humane Society for a
class devoted to delicious, nutritious Autumn meals.
On the menu is Carrot Ginger Soup, Butternut Squash Risotto with
Sage, Roasted Vegetables with Whole Spice Seeds, and Autumn
Sign up by contacting the Humane Society at 650-340-7022 ext.
369. Only $20.
Veg Cooking DVD - Just Weeks Away!
Featuring a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate, the
Compassionate Cooks create decadent dairy-free desserts,
demystify tofu and other soy products, emphasize fast and
healthful meals, and present a gorgeous holiday centerpiece.
Including a helpful segment that provides a visual aid to
finding vegetarian products in the supermarket, the
Compassionate Cooks also answer a number of frequently asked
questions regarding vegetarianism. This is an invaluable
resource you will turn to again and again.
Pre-order your copy!
Tradition, Habit, or Choice?
We all have a certain image in our minds when we think about a
Thanksgiving meal, and most of us grew up conforming to this
picture - complete with a lifeless bird in the center of the
table. I appreciate tradition as much as the next person, but
when we can no longer support certain traditions for the cruelty
they inflict upon the victims, isn't it our obligation to choose
a new tradition? My favorite human characteristic is our ability
to change, to evolve, to do better when we know better -
especially when we have a choice.
Personally, I don't have a need to connect with whatever the
pilgrims did or did not eat on the "first Thanksgiving." What I
do desire is a connection with the bounty of the seasonal
harvest, the company of family and friends, and the opportunity
to create a peaceful and nonviolent world - through how I eat
and how I live my life. I am thankful for having the option to
Create a New Tradition - Enjoy a Turkey-free Thanksgiving
More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and
In her book, Karen Davis explores how turkeys came to be seen as
birds who were not only the epitome of failure or stupidity but
also the suitable centerpiece of the celebration of freedom in
America itself-Thanksgiving. She examines the many varieties of
turkeys and uncovers the methods by which millions of turkeys
are raised, fattened, and slaughtered on farms around America
Davis takes us back to European folklore about turkeys, the
myths, fairytales, and downright lies told about turkeys and
their habits and habitats. She shows how turkeys in the wild
have complex lives and family units, and how they were an
integral part of Native American and continental cultures and
landscape before the Europeans arrived.
Buy "More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and
"The thinking [person] must oppose all cruel customs no matter
how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we
have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into
the life of another." ~Albert Schweitzer Compassionate Cooks
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