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. Well, it does have animal-based protein in it (yogurt and goat cheese)... but no meat, alas.
Green Beans with Sautéed Mushrooms and Shallots. Nope... no meat in there. Dang.
Quinoa-Stuffed Poblanos with Avocado Cream.
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:
Stay tuned for more meat-, poultry-, and fish-related fun... remember, EATAPETA Day is Friday, March 15! (What are you gonna eat?)