Thanksgiving in America is about to celebrate its 395th anniversary, and like any other longstanding national holiday, this one in entrenched in tradition — especially when it comes to what we put on our tables.
Turkey is the shining emblem — the iconic poster-child of Thanksgiving ( 88 percent of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving). But what would the holiday be without mashed potatoes and gravy? What is turkey without that tart foil of cranberry sauce? Turkey is ever-present, but the side dishes should be the real stars at this annual feast.
It is said that the first Thanksgiving was a three-day affair and that lobster, seal, and swan made appearances on the original Pilgrims' menu. But you only have one day to make it count; what will you be serving?