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They Didn't Ask Me

A Better Thought of Thanksgiving

Let's face it. Thanksgiving is about giving Thanks and Giving food. Other than Santa Claus' official entrance in front of Macy's at the end of The Big Balloon Parade, let's leave Christmas out of it.

Plus this year we get the once-in-thousands-of-years combination of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah.

So it was with great amusement that a Facebook link took me to a blog entry about Astrid Amara's sweet and sour Hanukkah meal created by friend and chef Nikki Kimberling. (You can safely click through any warning popup you get on this blog for this entry.)

Lovely sounding meal and interesting commentary. And it also shows you the lengths that authors will go to get the details right. The menu:
Appetizer: a dip of toasted local hazelnuts and tahini served with toasted pita wedges and crudités.

Starter: Warmly Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Main: parchment-wrapped salmon parcels with preserved lemon cream served with cranberry choucroute and kohlrabi and potato latkes

Dessert: sufganiyot 2 kinds Sugar-Coated with Rhubarb Jam or Mexican chocolate Glaze with marshmallow crème.
Followed by the recipes!

Well played. Well played indeed. Lechaim!

Dr. Phil

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