Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pardoning the Turkey

It was nice to see a Vegetarian Thanksgiving menu in the latest issue of Gourmet magazine's feature on menu planning for the holiday.

While a turkey may have become a recent staple of Thanksgiving tradition, there are lots of yummy and seasonal items to be served to have a vegetarian holiday. To have a "mainstream" magazine feature a vegetarian rendition of the holiday meal may not be a monumental occasion, but is certainly a sign that the vegetarian diet is becoming more commonplace and accepted by the American public-at-large.

And while there was only one "Vegetarian" menu in the magazine, I saw many vegetarian dishes that sounded great on the "regular" Thanksgiving menus, too. To name just a few of those items, see Butternut Squash Soup, Date, Goat Cheese & Mesclun Salad, or Maple Squash Puree.