Thanksgiving Day is probably the only day of the year when the USA actually comes to a complete stop… I love it!
2011 is the 2nd time I’ve experienced Thanksgiving in the US, and this time was with family-in-law and friends on the East Coast.
A kind of Harvest festival, Thanksgiving originates from giving thanks to the land for a good harvest.
Like Christmas it’s time to eat and drink aplenty… and that is exactly what I did.
So what’s the food like over here? Whilst British haute-cuisine like Sausage and Mash, or Pies are thin on the ground there are a few interesting alternatives:
- Californian food. Burgers. Plentiful. Varied. Quality. Tasty.
- Mexican food is outstanding. Chilango, La Cumbre are two places in San Francisco I’d recommend above others.
- Sushi – a rarety in London, it really rocks here in the Bay Area. Seems pretty cheap too.
There is also a trend for ‘fusion food’ over here. Not surprising given the melting pot society here. Just today I tried Mexican-Korean fusion of a kim chi burrito. Not the greatest actually.
A more pleasant combination was Mexican-Indian fusion food – for example, Curried Pumpkin Enchilada’s.
Taking the lead I experimented with a little English- Mexican food myself in the form of a `Tequila Trifle` with Mezcal Tequila replacing the sherry. Mmmm . Tasty!