Happy Thanksgiving Memories

It hardly seems possible that Thanksgiving is already a memory. Wasn’t it just summer? In any case, happy times need to be shared, and so do luscious recipes.  I’m using a few photos here submitted by guests (notably, photographer Francis Hammond), because when I’m the cook, I am concerned with one thing – getting food on […]

Thanks and Praise

We’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in a very small way, then in a very big way, then a third time in a medium way.  That’s Thanksgiving when you’re an expatriate; you get to do it when, where, how, and as many times as you want! As I plan for the upcoming meals, shared with […]

Thanksgiving Appetizer Dilemma

I panicked.  I had twenty guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner (we celebrate as close to the real date as possible – this year, it was last Saturday) and my appetizer mind was blank. I emailed a cooking friend in the U.S.  I emailed my older sister.  I trolled the internet. Here is what I discovered. […]

Thanksgiving in France

Thanksgiving for our family is celebrated whenever we can.  Sometimes that means mid-December, but this year we were almost right on the mark. The stars aligned so that we could celebrate last Saturday, a bit early but still in line with the Thanksgiving moment. I love Thanksgiving, even more than when I lived in the […]

Thanksgiving Jitters

Judging from the notes I’m receiving, the general panic about how to organize Thanksgiving dinner has settled in. I’m here to offer some basic tips which I hope will help make the meal – and the day – one that affords you, the cook, time to enjoy.  Who knows, you may even be able to […]