For all the talk about the big Thanksgiving meal, very little is said for the vegetarians among us. It's always about the turkey
. The brining
and the roasting
and the carving and the drumsticks. Well, Gourmet has a great menu for a vegetarian feast, and not once dish involves sculpting tofu into the shape of a bird...The mushroom and farro pie, above, is only the beginning. There are braised artichokes and potatoes with a roasted garlic gravy. It does feel a bit like a collection of sides, with no real standout as the main course (we're guessing the farro pie plays that role), and filling the table with almost a dozen dishes seems like a lot of work. Salads and vegetables can be more time consuming (for the hands-on part, anyway) than a turkey.
We're curious what you vegetarians are planning for Thanksgiving. Is this kind of menu helpful? Or do you plan a more hearty main dish? Either way, this slideshow offers some beautiful options to think about.
See the menu:
- Earthly Pleasures, from Gourmet.com (It's the first of three vegetarian menus on the page, but the others are from year's past.)
Related: Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Stuffed Pumpkin from 2007
(Image: Jonny Valiant for Gourmet)