Like the holiday itself, the Thanksgiving meal means different things to different people. You might be a deep-fryer, a brine enthusiast, an old-fashion roast-and-baster, a rotisserie purist, or even one of those rare “tofurky” hold-outs. Whatever your pleasure, we hope you enjoy it with friends and family during the extended holiday weekend. And we hope you have an abundance of things to be thankful for.
But remember that not everyone wants you to have it your way. Some self-absorbed and self-anointed “experts” would rather creep into your kitchen, your favorite restaurant, or your kids’ cafeteria and set the terms of what makes a meal worth tucking into. And there’s just something about that sort of intrusion that makes eating our daily bread—or our annual turkey—less about getting fed, and more about getting fed up.
But that’s why we’re here. When green-group activists draw a skull-and-crossbones on fish, nature’s most perfect “brain food,” we put the “poison” label back where it belongs—on their harmful rhetoric. When the Humane Society of the United States inches us closer and closer to an egg-free future, we let you know what they’re really up to. When potato-chip fear mongers shout that the sky is falling, we put frightening-sounding chemicals like “acrylamide” in their proper perspective. And when obesity scares become the latest form of public-health malpractice, we shift the focus back to the way we move our bodies (not how we nourish them).
Common sense is out there, if only you have the courage to look for it. Even in the courtroom—just ask journalists in Chicago and Denver, who have been reporting on our wildly popular Thanksgiving dinner liability waiver.
For the next couple of days, we’ll put down our pens and pencils in favor of forks and knives. But when Monday comes, we’ll be back at work defending your freedom to eat, drink, and be merry. After all, Christmas is just around the corner!