ThanksLiving 2013 Author: Doug Abel | Thursday, October 31, 2013 | No comments With the sun tickling the golden and orange Catskill Mountains, over 250 people enjoyed the fine, all-vegan food of our 8th annual ThanksLiving banquet — where our rescued turkeys were the guests of honor (and not the main course!) After an hour of mingling and passed appetizers, the dinner started with Chef David Silver‘s Butternut Squash Chowder with Roasted Corn—followed by his main entree of Cider Glazed Tofu with Sourdough Spinach Stuffing, Chickpea Polenta, and Cranberry Chutney, Roasted Beet Salad with Orange-Coriander Vinaigrette, and Creamed Kale! >READ A BLOG FROM AN ATTENDEE< Blues Hall of Fame inductee Papa John Mole, along with Sam Morrison, Mike Purcell, and Tony DiCicco, filled the tent with jazz classics and original pieces. Folks perused the silent auction and strolled the grounds to visit our friendly farm animals. And of course the rescued turkeys were fed a gourmet meal of stuffed squash and pumpkin pie before the humans got to eat!