Tuesday, November 23


This is part of a growing journalistic trend which, predictably, the Inquirer missed on Sunday despite devoting four separate stories to changes in Thanksgiving traditions: The Alternative (Read: Vegan) Thanksgiving Story. Not that the story hasn't already been done to death, but as vegetarians and vegans continue to make their presence known and deal with the issues of "turkey day," there will only be more articles like this.

Ginnie Maurer would travel hours to spend Thanksgiving with friends, even though, as a vegan, "having a turkey as a centerpiece was hard to bear." Like many vegetarians, Maurer used to make a meal of side dishes, and she simply swallowed a lot of the ribbing that came her way from some of her dinner companions. She finally gave up after what hosts billed as a "part vegetarian" feast ended up being a dinner where the "veggies" guests were seated on one side of the table and the "carnes," or carnivores, on the other.

This article also gets two sets of bonus points: One for not misspelling "Tofurky," and one for including "Nutrition expert Suzanne Havala Hobbs" as a source. She knows her stuff... ing.

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