Tofu molded into the shape of a turkey. Also: tofurky.
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Thanksgiving without turkey? If you're a vegetarian, you don't have much choice in the matter. But vegetarians don't have to skip the main course altogether, thanks to ever-reliable tofu. This recipe for tofu turkey (known to some as tofurkey) comes courtesy of
— "It's not too early to be talking turkey," Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), November 10, 2002
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Don Bell, public affairs manager in Vancouver for Safeway B.C., says turkey and ham are their best sellers at Christmas. However, they stock goat for Portuguese and East Indian customers and duck and squid for Chinese New Year.
Vegetarians can eat special casseroles or nut roasts, which combine ground nuts, bread crumbs and sometimes eggs with a vegetable sauce, says Barbara Jackson, founding president of the Vegetarian Association of Toronto.
Vegetarians in Montreal can go to l'Herberie, a vegetarian restaurant serving tofurkey, made from tofu. It comes with gravy but isn't stuffed, says owner Mark Fagen.
— Barbara Wickens, "Turkey isn't the only game in town on Christmas Day," The Toronto Star, December 4, 1984
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