The Fellowship of Life
a Christian-based vegetarian group founded in 1973


CIWF Dinner on TV!

From the March 1986 edition of Ag. Scene - journal of Compassion In World Farming. 

On Monday, 23 December, CIWF featured in the BBC 9 o'clock News Programme with an alternative Christmas dinner.

A news team researcher, who had been in touch with us over our turkey campaign, asked us to stage a cruelty-free Christmas dinner. Carol and Joyce got cooking, our area contact Hilary Nimmo provided the setting and most of the guests.

Our menu consisted of: Avocado stuffed with tofu, garlic, black olives and red peppers, a cashew nut-and-mushroom roast with mushroom and sherry sauce, or chestnut puree en croute (as on our turkey leaflet) with red wine sauce, roast potatoes, glazed carrots, broccoli and vegetarian Christmas pudding to follow.

The TV team expressed delight and had a good feed when filming was over. Linda Lewis interviewed Carol who explained why she did not want cruelly-produced turkey on her plate at Christmas time.

The resulting news item was excellent, pointing out that around 2 million Britons would not be eating turkey this Christmas and that delicious alternatives are available.

Let's all make it 3 million for Christmas 1986!


Reproduced with Thanks.

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