In this age of eat and run, it may seem strange when a nation sits down to enjoy a special meal together. Oddly, this is what we do every November. Yes, Thanksgiving is a tricky day: The homogenized menu lands on shopping lists almost like an order from industrial food: butterball turkey, canned pumpkins, canned and jellied cranberries. Amid all the marketing and football, the holiday’s native roots get lost in the shuffle.
Needless to say, Thanksgiving is a feat. Families, soup kitchens and Friendsgiving all join hands to defy gravity and reclaim the table. Whether you're diving into regional culinary traditions or seeking out every opportunity to push boundaries and reinvent traditions, I hope you are cooking together, eating together, and slowing down. ... See MoreSee Less