A Global Thanksgiving

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Clockwise from top left: Squash Gratin with Poblanos and Cream; Dad’s Nor Mai Fan; Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans; Austrian Linzer Torte

I love the idea of Thanksgiving and the deliciousness that surrounds the holiday.  However, we also love breaking from tradition and preparing an elaborate Thanksgiving meal that captures some of favorite global cuisines.  We have done an Indian vegetarian Thanksgiving, a Mexican inspired meal and Middle Eastern delights from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks.  This year we have a vegetarian Southeast Asian feast coming up – green beans with flakes coconuts, Indonesian sayur lodeh (a coconut based vegetable curry), stir-fried Asian greens, tempeh and some sambal to give it that special kick.  As for desserts we may go traditional, because who can resist a good pumpkin or pecan pie with some creamy ice-cream.

Here are some inspired, global picks: Continue reading