Gastro Fridays: Anatomy of an American Thanksgiving, 2008 (Photo Essay)
Not every great meal requires the most expensive ingredients, the most sought after red wine, or even a professionally trained chef. Sometimes, all that is needed is a motive–to bring a family together. This was one of my best Thanksgivings to date, and I hope it gives you an idea of the average components that go into an American Thanksgiving meal.
Starters: bread, roasted sweet potatoes and relish trays with veggies, pickles and olives.
Made by niece.
Browned and juicy turkey made by mother-in-law. Turkey one of the only birds native to America.
Garlic mashed potatoes.
Homemade cranberry sauce. The cranberry is another native American ingredient.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~LTG!