NYC protestors enjoying great meals

Chef Eric Smith, helping the "needy"

Protest mob is enjoying rich diet

Via New York Post:  They may sleep in the park, but they eat like kings.  Hundreds of grimy protesters laying siege to Wall Street and stuffed into the now-smelly Zuccotti Park dine each night on gourmet meals prepared by a former hotel chef using only the finest organic ingredients.

“We’re running a five-star restaurant down there,’’ crowed Eric Smith, 38, the ex-le Chef de Tournant at the Sheraton in Midtown, who works out of a soup kitchen in East New York, Brooklyn, churning out the meals for more than 1,000 protesters every day.
The other day, we made some wonderful salmon cakes with dill sauce and some quinoa salad and a wonderful tomato salad with fennel and red onion,’’ he said.  “We use organic, grass-fed meats, and the other day, we made a wonderful fried rice and root vegetables and all kinds of soup.
So last night, for example, while your family of four may have been forced to resort to Hamburger Helper, thanks to Smith’s culinary magic, hordes of Occupy Wall Street protesters instead feasted on organic chicken, spaghetti Bolognese, roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad and wild heirloom potatoes.
Most of the produce, grass-fed meat and organic chicken is donated from small organic farms upstate, including Northland Sheep Dairy, West Haven Farm and Wide Awake Bakery in Ithaca, and several farms in Connecticut and Vermont.  When food is ready for the protesters, a driver collects crates from each of the cooperative farms and drives to New York City with a truckload of goodies.
At the beginning, the group did much of its cooking in people’s homes.  “Then, we had the ‘99 percent’ march on the Brooklyn Bridge, and there were so many people after that it wasn’t realistic to cook in private homes anymore,” said Heather Squire, 31, an unemployed, off-site kitchen coordinator from Williamsburg.

“We knew we needed to increase our capacity,” she said. “We were reaching out to realtors, church groups, and anyone else we could find to lease space.”  Then, last Wednesday, Pastor Leo Karl, of Overcoming Love Ministries, an East New York soup kitchen, entered the picture, and offered his space for food preparation, organizers said.  “I support their needs, because I support anyone who has needs in New York,’’ Karl told The Post. “It’s a five-star soup kitchen.”
On Saturdays, when the protester ranks swell, up to 12 cooks stir the pots.  A driver then picks up the meals, and the food is served by 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.  “It was so exciting that right at this moment of all this anxiety about how we’re going to feed all these people, someone stepped up to help,” Squire said.
These protestors should be ashamed.  How many homeless and underprivileged families could be fed with this food?
In February of this year, the Daily News reported that the number of New Yorkers on food stamps soared to a record 3 million – an 11% jump from 2009 and a 65% increase in the past five years.
According to The Coalition for the Homeless’ “State of the Homeless” report, which was released in April 2011, more than 113,000 city residents were living in shelters last year — an increase from nearly 105,000 in 2009. Number of people in homeless shelters in New York: 39,000. Number of children in New York shelters: 16,000.
Glad to know these volunteers are prioritizing their efforts, supporting those “in need”.
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0 responses to “NYC protestors enjoying great meals

  1. wow……..people with Iphones and Ipads and 300.00 jeans are being fed
    “wonderful salmon cakes with dill sauce and some quinoa salad and a wonderful tomato salad with fennel and red onion,’’ he said. “We use organic, grass-fed meats, and the other day, we made a wonderful fried rice and root vegetables and all kinds of soup.”
    So last night, for example, while your family of four may have been forced to resort to Hamburger Helper, thanks to Smith’s culinary magic, hordes of Occupy Wall Street protesters instead feasted on organic chicken, spaghetti Bolognese, roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad and wild heirloom potatoes.”
    for free??????
    mind bogglingly insane
    but then again…..when you consider that the American Nazi Party & White Honor support the OWS protesters because they share their hatred of “Capitalist Jews” and that Jeffery Immelt GE CEO/Obama Job Czar, supports them as well, you know the the entire situation is truly Psycho, scary, a disaster waiting to happen.

     
  2. WHO’s statement is it above that says “these protesters should be ashamed?????” Jesus, THESE protesters are the very ones who initially sounded the alarm for the rest of the sleeping herd to WAKE THE F UP!

     
    • That’s my statement. You obviously are part of the government-educated masses that can barely comprehend reading and logic.
      They should be ashamed for accepting food, that many of them can afford to purchase, instead of giving it to the homeless and those that are in true need of a good, healthy meal. If you are ok w/that, then you need to wake the F up!
      And just so you know, these protestors didn’t initially sound the alarm to wakeup. Remember a little thing called the TEA party? Remember the effect they had on the November 2010 elections?
      As for “sleeping herd”, yeah, that about describes these protestors…

       
    • Excuse me, Queenie… If you have a view you would like to ‘attempt’ to establish, would you kindly refrain from using “Jesus” loosely and in the context in which you used it? I am far from holier-than-thou and am not judging you – but ‘wake-up’ and be respectful. TYVM.

       
    • The level of intelligence required to have seen this mess coming is beyond these people’s ability.
      Far beyond.
      These clowns couldn’t run a lemonade stand with video, verbal and written instructions if their lives depended on it.
      -Dave

       
    • Not only should the OWS protesters be ashamed, you should be doubly ashamed — for coming onto this blog and blaspheme. Shame on you, you pagan narcissist “queen of the forest”.

       
    • Here’s all the proof you need to see that these “protesters” are dumber than frozen dog-squeeze:
      http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/10/19/who-is-occupying-wall-street-a-pollster-surveys-protester/
      -Dave

       
      • Good grief….can’t believe the democrats support these idiots. In the end, it’ll only make them look foolish.
        But it’s the only way to get Skippy re-elected, cuz it ain’t going to happen based on his record. Usefool idiots play the class warfare game, playing right into Skippy’s hands.

         
  3. These ‘bleeding hearts’ and those who suffer from, as Dave coined it, OCCD (Obsessive Compulsive Compassion Disorder), aka OWS, are oblivious to the sufferings of the very ones they ‘conveniently’ represent. Why don’t they donate the food to a local soup kitchen or church organization…or better yet, visit a food pantry for a list of regular needy families and drag their happy selves out to each home and deliver an optimum cuisine meal. Yeah…like that will happen…,

     
  4. Not that we don’t eat well, but quick meal night was hotdogs wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls. Many organics are priced to heaven, so forget that.

     
  5. oh and we had plain old iceberg lettuce with tomatoes.

     
  6. Oh, but the “proletarian” life of the protestors in their “struggle” for “the people” is SO hard (especially when they can’t get good enough wi-fi to watch the YouTube videos they upload about themselves in 1080p HD while drinking Starbucks and complaining about student loans).

     
  7. It’s ironic that these OWS protestors oppose greedy corporations. Yet they openly accept food donations that they probably don’t need.
    Hard to work with folks that care more about themselves and their appetite, than they do for those in true need.

     
    • Debbie,
      Hey, being a professional moocher, leech and tick, oops, I meant protester, is hard work.
      LOL – I mean, you can really work up an appetite.
      -Dave

       
  8. Funny, as I am doing salmon cakes tonight.
    But there is only tartar sauce and lemon wedges, frozen corn and lima beans.
    No quinoa or tomato salad, either.
    -Dave

     
  9. Wow they surely eat better than I do. But look at the poor Occupy Oakland protesters, they had a big fight over one person getting 2 pieces of chicken when only 1 was allowed. They used “consensus” to decide what to do with the guy, they voted him off the island. He came back and got hit over the head with a stick, guess “consensus” doesn’t work… 😉
    http://datechguyblog.com/2011/10/20/admiral-akbar-alert-occupy-oakland/

     
  10. good point professional leeches and moochers are among the 1% both jesse jackson and al sharpton have made millions of dollars not by working or earning a wage but by being the biggest leech or moocher that they could be.

     

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