Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

With everything else we have embraced from our American cousins across the Pond, it’s a little surprising that we haven’t also ‘stolen’ Thanksgiving.

Think of Halloween (let’s be honest it’s only fairly recently that we have started making it a ‘thing’ in the UK), fast food (American favourites like Dennys, Five Guys, Shake Shack and Taco Bell have all started springing up on our island in recent years) and Black Friday (which is linked to Thanksgiving anyway!).

And given we already piggy-bag on the celebrations of other countries, St Patrick’s Day and Burn’s Night to name just two, why haven’t we jumped on the Thanksgiving bandwagon, especially when it celebrates English Pilgrims arriving in the USA?

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John Connell
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.
Food and nutrition students

Thanksgiving

Our American cousins celebrate Thanksgiving this week, but there’s no reason why you can’t bring some Thanksgiving traditions to your Christmas table.

The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving in the USA when traditionally the family sit down to eat turkey with all the trimmings followed by pumpkin pie. It’s the start of the holiday season!

But that led us to thinking about all the many and varied American dishes. Not just the hamburger, hot dog, barbecued ribs and doughnuts, although the USA do these better than anywhere else in the world.

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Gary Olive
Development & Innovations Chef of SK Foods. Your food. Our Passion.