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Monday, March 11, 2013


The eleventh annual EATAPETA (Eat A Tasty Animal for PETA) Day is almost here - March 15 will be upon us before you know it!  Are you ready?  Are you prepared?

EATAPETA Day - the brainchild of the estimable Meryl Yourish - is meant as a way to figuratively spit in the collective eye of PETA, owing (among many other things) to the odious way they have, in the past, drawn comparisons between the Holocaust and the slaughtering of chickens for food.

How does one observe EATAPETA Day?  Well, one could properly use the word “celebrate” in lieu of “observe,” for the chief ritual is the consumption of animal-based foodstuffs at every meal.  And that, for some of us sitting atop the higher reaches of the Food Chain, is cause for celebration.

Here are some things I will not be serving come Friday:

Beet Purée with Greek Yogurt
Beet Purée with Greek Yogurt. Well, it does have animal-based protein in it (yogurt and goat cheese)... but no meat, alas.

Green Beans with Sautéed Mushrooms
Green Beans with Sautéed Mushrooms and Shallots. Nope... no meat in there. Dang.

Quinoa-Suffed Poblanos
Quinoa-Stuffed Poblanos with Avocado Cream.

Mediterranean Green Beans
Mediterranean Green Beans.

Well, if any of these fellows show up, it will be as mere accompaniments to the Main Course... which will be Meat, Poultry, or Fish in any of their myriad forms.

This is more like it:

 Duck Pastrami
Duck pastrami!

Stay tuned for more meat-, poultry-, and fish-related fun... remember, EATAPETA Day is Friday, March 15!  (What are you gonna eat?)


Rahel Jaskow said...

Will you be paying the Kitty Tax on EATAPETA Day? (If so, would you photograph the tax collector in the act, please?)

Randy Rager said...

That is some fine looking duck pastrami, sir.

Houston Steve said...

I know I menton this every year, but fois gras. . . don't forget the fois gras. And with that duck pastrami? Mmmmmm.

leelu said...

Sadly for me, this year's celebration falls during Lent, which I have chosen to observe.

However, in lieu of a rib-eye, a nice chunk of salmon maybe smothered in Hollandaise should do!

Elisson said...

@ Houston Steve - Here's a thought: A whole duck breast pastrami enrobed in foie gras, then encased in a delicate puff pastry shell.

Think of it as a variation on the Beef Wellington theme. I'm willing to give it a shot...

Elisson said...

@leelu - Nothing wrong with celebrating EATAPETA day with a nice slab of fish. After all, fish are what PETA wanted to call "sea-kittens" in order to make them sound more cuddly and less appetizing. I shit you not.