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Bitten Back: Readers' Thoughts on the Best Cookbooks

The New York Times By Mark Bittman When I asked readers to tell me what cookbooks deserved to be included on an updated "50 Cookbooks I Can't Live Without" list, I anticipated a lot of input, and I got it. (And fortunately a former intern, Suzanne Lenzer, helped me sift through the comments.) Click here to see them, and the original post, too. The commenters gave me insight into how people are cooking, and what kind of books they are using for guidance, and enjoyment.

Killing Turkeys and the "Win-Win" Scenario

by Lee Hall

"Animal rights activists are using an insurgent tactic," Minneapolis-St. Paul's Star Tribune proclaimed, "to protest how turkeys are processed."

Gobbler not on this Thanksgiving menu

The Stamford Advocate

By Natasha Lee
Staff Writer

NORWALK - The traditional Thanksgiving feast features a golden roasted turkey flanked by mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

But recent emphasis on healthy eating and the environmental effect of meat diets on global warming has many opting for alternatives this Turkey Day.

Vegan Priscilla Feral has ditched typical Thanksgiving dishes for those based on soy and inspired by vegetables.

Ask Ecover Dishwashing Liquid Maker to Drop Dairy

Together with the Victoria Vegan of British Columbia, Canada, supporters of Friends of Animals are asking Ecover, maker of an internationally popular brand of dishwashing soaps, to drop dairy.

Interview with a Vegan

by Bob Orabona

Q. First, what is veganism?

A. Not using animals -"“ any part of them -- as food, clothing or medicine, in experimentation or entertainment, not using them in any way for human benefit.

Q. What do you eat then?

A. Mostly good home-cooked food, with the occasional restaurant meal "“ all made only from plants. It's often a challenge to eat vegan in a non-vegetarian restaurant. Sometimes the wait staff does not understand that milk and cheese, or even chicken and fish are not vegetables.

Opting Out of Animal Exploitation

Letter to the Editor The Connecticut Post Bridgeport, CT Of course one can be concerned about war, foster children, and animals; a person's kindness need not be classified. So it's wonderful to read the call for animal-free circuses ("Aren't there more important things for them to worry about?" - 11 May). Whatever handling tools are banned, depriving circus animals of their freedom is itself mistreatment. Right again about cruelty-free farming: The only way to ensure it is to raise plants, not animals, for food.

Turning the heat up on Congress -- Activists push diet change to head of climate change

The Hour
Norwalk Connecticut
April 15, 2007
By James Walker -- Hour Staff Writer

Step It Up

Norwalk -- While scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report on global warming, residents in Norwalk took to the streets Saturday to urge Congress to "Step It Up" by cutting carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2050.

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