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article imageChef plans Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving dinner for protesters

By Kim I. Hartman     Nov 21, 2011 in Food
New York - Occupy Wall Street protesters won't be missing the traditional Thanksgiving fare thanks to a New York City chef whose promised an organic meal for 1,000 people complete with roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
“We have a great Thanksgiving dinner planned for all the occupiers,” said Chef Eric Smith who will cook the holiday meal, reports the New York Daily News. “We hope on Thanksgiving we can bring solace to all these people. Give everyone an inspirational boost. These people need a chance to rejoice. It’s been a rough two months.”
Smith, a former chef at the Sheridan New York, has been serving as a volunteer at a soup kitchen that has been preparing meals for the Wall Street protesters since the movement began.
The traditional dinner will be made from 150 turkeys and 400 pounds of potatoes. Smith has 300 pounds of stuffing, 250 pounds of cranberry sauce and apple cider to round out the meal.
The location has not been set for the Thanksgiving feast but Smith is hoping to move it out of the city and away from Zuccotti Park, the location of the Occupy Wall Street protest. Smith suggested busing the protesters to Woodstock for the day so they could "get away from the noise of the city."
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