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unless its part of your regular diet, yes. i've not had turkey or a roast meal for that matter for years. and definitely couldn't stomach a xmas pudding. i prefer to eat something tasty and healthy for christmas.
The whole point of these celebrations is not to eat something healthy - you can do that the rest of the year.

It's a time for indulgence.

So what are you eating for Christmas?
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Old 22.11.2021, 15:19
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unless its part of your regular diet, yes. i've not had turkey or a roast meal for that matter for years. and definitely couldn't stomach a xmas pudding. i prefer to eat something tasty and healthy for christmas.
Fine. We'll leave you to your bean curd and chard. We're having turkey thigh stuffed with porcini, served with Port jus and potatoes fried in duck fat.
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The whole point of these celebrations is not to eat something healthy - you can do that the rest of the year.

It's a time for indulgence.

So what are you eating for Christmas?
if i want to enjoy christmas, i want to eat something that I feel good during and after eating. why would i want to eat something that makes me feel crap at a time of celebration?

I lived in the US for years - most of my adult life and thanksgiving always revolted me.
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Old 22.11.2021, 15:30
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if i want to enjoy christmas, i want to eat something that I feel good during and after eating. why would i want to eat something that makes me feel crap at a time of celebration?

I lived in the US for years - most of my adult life and thanksgiving always revolted me.
Why didn't you just say at the beginning that you were vegan...
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Why didn't you just say at the beginning that you were vegan...
because i'm not.
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Old 23.11.2021, 02:08
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Re: (American) Thanksgiving Turkey in Lausanne?

Took the chance of running over to Aldi, outside of Dietikon and Widen this afternoon to pick up a few things to make tacos. What a surprise!? 3800 gram or about 8.5-pound Frozen Turkeys (with insides) from France available. 39 Francs.... I almost bought 2 of em but our freezer in the nuclear bomb shelter is running out of room.
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The whole point of these celebrations is not to eat something healthy - you can do that the rest of the year.

It's a time for indulgence.

So what are you eating for Christmas?
Lots of things that contain fatty meats and lots of things that contain sugar...and fat.

Probably an orange or two too.

Indeed, who eats "healthy" for Christmas? Well, I can only congratulate them.

As for turkey, I know that even Migros sells whole turkey (fresh) around that time of the year.
Of course there's Farmy and also some farms that sell directly to the customers....btw, Lidl and Aldi always have turkey breast too, in case someone wants only a bit of it not the whole bird which is usually not even fitting in the oven.

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The whole point of these celebrations
Actually the whole point of an American Thanksgiving is just that, giving thanks for the good in your life, with the people you love gathered ‘round.

Perhaps if one does not embrace the central reason for the holiday, as seems to be the case with some commenting on the holiday from the outside looking in, one might not appreciate how, or why, we celebrate the day.

The meal is traditional, sure. It serves as a link to family gatherings - and family love and lore - past and hopefully future. Like all good traditions, though, everyone adds individual touches, the meal gets quite creative in our family.

But the food is really just the backdrop. The real celebration is the love we share with family and friends. And this year, finally together after having been apart for so long due to the pandemic, we all have a heck of a lot to be thankful for.

Looking forward to that turkey. But so much more so, looking forward to all that it symbolizes.
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Old 23.11.2021, 15:13
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Re: (American) Thanksgiving Turkey in Lausanne?

And then, 5 weeks later, you get to do it all again.
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Old 23.11.2021, 15:54
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They had largish fresh turkeys in the big coop in Neuchâtel this morning.
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Actually the whole point of an American Thanksgiving is just that, giving thanks for the good in your life, with the people you love gathered ‘round.

Perhaps if one does not embrace the central reason for the holiday, as seems to be the case with some commenting on the holiday from the outside looking in, one might not appreciate how, or why, we celebrate the day.

The meal is traditional, sure. It serves as a link to family gatherings - and family love and lore - past and hopefully future. Like all good traditions, though, everyone adds individual touches, the meal gets quite creative in our family.

But the food is really just the backdrop. The real celebration is the love we share with family and friends. And this year, finally together after having been apart for so long due to the pandemic, we all have a heck of a lot to be thankful for.

Looking forward to that turkey. But so much more so, looking forward to all that it symbolizes.
i thought it was about celebrating slaughtering a bunch of natives after they offered the invaders food?
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Old 23.11.2021, 22:16
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i thought it was about celebrating slaughtering a bunch of natives after they offered the invaders food?
Party pooper.
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i thought it was about celebrating slaughtering a bunch of natives after they offered the invaders food?
IIRC the natives that helped the pilgrims were hoping that they would help them slaughter some neighbouring tribes.

It was actually smallpox or leptospirosis that slaughtered the Wampanoug peoples.
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IIRC the natives that helped the pilgrims were hoping that they would help them slaughter some neighbouring tribes.

It was actually smallpox or leptospirosis that slaughtered the Wampanoug peoples.
sorry, of course. the colonialists behaved admirably. what was I thinking?
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Well besides bringing the European diseases … What happened over the next decades would be called genocide today.
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sorry, of course. the colonialists behaved admirably. what was I thinking?
Probably about Tessin.

Edit: Sarcasm that refers to a post from you on another thread
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Probably about Tessin.

Edit: Sarcasm that refers to a post from you on another thread
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