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David Burtka serves up his Thanksgiving Stuffing made with Gardein Sliced Italian Saus’age.

David Burtka Is a Meat-Eater, But He Loves Vegan Meat: "You Really Can’t Taste the Difference"

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Just take a look at the cover of David Burtka’s cookbook, where he is posing with two roast chickens, and you’ll realize that the actor and chef is far from vegan, or even vegetarian. But that doesn’t stop him from regularly choosing plant-based options for himself, husband Neil Patrick Harris, and their 9-year-old twins Gideon and Harper. In fact, Burtka’s carnism sort of makes him a great authority on which vegan meats are the yummiest.

“I think we have an obligation to eating plant-based in our diet," Burtka tells me as we sit down together on Thursday. "I think we’ve all been eating way too much meat, and I think it’s affecting the Earth, and it’s also affecting the way we live and it’s affecting our bodies.