Veggieducken

A structural collapse of an **otherwise brilliant first-attempt [veggieducken](http://www.sporkful.com/thanksgiving-2012-veggieducken-and-stuffing-with-slate-laura-anderson-vegetarian-turkey/)** at our Thanksgiving feast. It’s a butternut squash stuffed with leeks and a sweet potato. This veggie-lover’s dish is inspired by the poultry-lover’s turducken: a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken. Big props…

Pain 100%

Attempted just a splash of this over dinner. It burns.

Animal Guts Everywhere

About 12 years ago, the day before Thanksgiving, **I stopped eating meat.** I had just read [The Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat](http://www.amazon.com/MAD-COWBOY-Plain-Cattle-Rancher/dp/0684854465), which offered enough facts about the meat industry to **churn your stomach and forsake the next…