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(NPR)   NPR declares war on Thanksgiving by declaring Americans should eschew traditional turkey, ham, stuffing, and mashed potatoes in favor of "French food"   (npr.org) divider line 205
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2013-11-24 03:14:21 PM
She lists 4 recipes.
1 Thai
1 French
1 American
and a generic dessert pastry.

Much ado about nothing.
 
2013-11-24 03:14:38 PM
Freedom fries, anyone?
 
2013-11-24 03:15:44 PM
I read this headline in Bill O'Reilly's voice.
 
2013-11-24 03:16:26 PM
In other words, if you're bored of turkey and stuffing and whatever, try something different. Its almost as if the food itself has nothing to do with the original meaning of the holiday, and thus eating the same shiat every year might not be as important as trying new things while enjoying family and the bounty of your life.
 
2013-11-24 03:16:34 PM
It didn't sound like they were declaring anything; overreact much?
 
2013-11-24 03:16:58 PM
Well damn. I was just gearing up to go on active duty for the War on Christmas. They have us invading a Macys on (CENSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATHEIST ARMY)
 
2013-11-24 03:17:24 PM
NPR is flat out trolling these days.
 
2013-11-24 03:17:56 PM
Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!
 
2013-11-24 03:18:42 PM
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2013-11-24 03:19:10 PM
Absurd!  Ham is not a traditional Thanksgiving dish.
 
2013-11-24 03:19:29 PM
I enjoy French food. However, I will not show up to my family's thanksgiving with a pot of onion soup with toasted Gruyere and croutons on the top, or some imported foie gras.
 
2013-11-24 03:19:44 PM
Christmas already lost that war.
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2013-11-24 03:20:23 PM
Cilantro

Dial is cheaper and already a liquid you can find in your kitchen.
 
2013-11-24 03:20:51 PM

TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!


Because whole turkeys and stuffing ingredients disappear from the grocery store from December-October.
 
2013-11-24 03:21:06 PM
As you're thinking about this year's Thanksgiving menu, you might be feeling a bit bored.

Or not, since the "Thanksgiving menu" occurs only once a year. I eat other foods (steak, fried chicken, broccoli) far more often throughout the year and am not sick of those.
 
2013-11-24 03:21:06 PM
 I've noticed that these examples of "War on (fill in the tradition)" tend to be other people choosing not to adhere to said tradition. If Costco decides they want to say Holiday instead of Christmas to be more inclusive that's their business. Stop throwing a tantrum just because others are liking what you don't like.
 
2013-11-24 03:21:13 PM
Turkey sucks. No other meat requires so much tinkering to make it vaguely edible. (Admittedly, I've never had a wild turkey or even heritage bird. But I suspect they aren't worth the effort either.)
 
2013-11-24 03:21:18 PM

TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!


Yup you can take anything else, just leave my Thanksgiving turkeyfest and Christmas Ham pigouts alone, the rest of the year the Old Lady tries to get me to graze instead of eat, so those two feasts are guilt free bliss.
 
2013-11-24 03:21:22 PM
I stopped reading at cilantro, because cilantro should be no more than half a teaspoon in anything, if at all.
 
2013-11-24 03:21:24 PM
I am going to have a vegan thanksgiving this year. I'm not vegan, but I find real life trolling to be more fun these days.
 
2013-11-24 03:21:26 PM
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2013-11-24 03:21:37 PM
Subby sounds like

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2013-11-24 03:21:40 PM
All of those dishes sound good.
But, not on Turkey Day.
 
2013-11-24 03:21:50 PM

Sugarbombs: Christmas already lost that war.
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"Deck the hows, with bowels of Howie"
 
2013-11-24 03:22:15 PM
In today's edition of Conservative Poutrage...
 
2013-11-24 03:22:17 PM

12349876: TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!

Because whole turkeys and stuffing ingredients disappear from the grocery store from December-October.


FWIW, I've never seen whole cranberries available at any other time of the year.  The canned cranberry sauce is sometimes available in, say, June, but you have to scrape about a half-inch of dust off of it.
 
2013-11-24 03:22:18 PM
That does it

UNFUND PBS!!!!
 
2013-11-24 03:22:47 PM

farkinglizardking: I enjoy French food. However, I will not show up to my family's thanksgiving with a pot of onion soup with toasted Gruyere and croutons on the top, or some imported foie gras.


You could do that with my family, every holiday really.
 
2013-11-24 03:23:05 PM

SteveO_MN: I am going to have a vegan thanksgiving this year. I'm not vegan, but I find real life trolling to be more fun these days.


That would earn you a firm beating in my family. I mean, you could troll them with the meal at first, but if you didn't have a turkey stashed away violence would ensue.
 
2013-11-24 03:23:33 PM

12349876: TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!

Because whole turkeys and stuffing ingredients disappear from the grocery store from December-October.


Whole turkeys that you can deep fry and share with a group of people for one day instead of eating leftover deep fried turkey for two weeks straight do.

You got me on the stuffing though.
 
2013-11-24 03:23:50 PM

MFAWG: farkinglizardking: I enjoy French food. However, I will not show up to my family's thanksgiving with a pot of onion soup with toasted Gruyere and croutons on the top, or some imported foie gras.

You could do that with my family, every holiday really.


I live in Florida and a lot of my family are Baptists. So yeah... I don't believe I need to say more.
 
2013-11-24 03:23:59 PM
We're having a goose instead of a turkey.
 
2013-11-24 03:25:18 PM
What we really need to do is organize protests at stores open on Thanksgiving. This instance of corporate abuse is almost enough to turn me commie....
 
2013-11-24 03:25:26 PM

FrancoFile: She lists 4 recipes.
1 Thai
1 French
1 American
and a generic dessert pastry.

Much ado about nothing stuffing.

 
2013-11-24 03:25:55 PM
American tradition is to take anything delicious that other cultures eat, and try it with endless variations. So one of these recipes may someday mutate into a traditional Thanksgiving entree, and no one would bat an eye.

/Though I really do like Thanksgiving turkey.
//I eat cherry pie instead of pumpkin pie, though.
 
2013-11-24 03:26:27 PM

CujoQuarrel: That does it

UNFUND PBS!!!!


Why does NPR hate America?

:)
 
2013-11-24 03:26:41 PM

Robo Beat: 12349876: TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!

Because whole turkeys and stuffing ingredients disappear from the grocery store from December-October.

FWIW, I've never seen whole cranberries available at any other time of the year.  The canned cranberry sauce is sometimes available in, say, June, but you have to scrape about a half-inch of dust off of it.


I'll give you cranberries.  They're quite seasonal though I'm sure if the demand was there they'd figure out a way to grow in South America or something like the other berries.

But your local amusement park always has roasted turkey legs. yum yum
 
2013-11-24 03:28:07 PM
Duck sounds really damn good! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. duck.
 
2013-11-24 03:28:51 PM
The French are integral to the history of our nation.  Without them it's conceivable that we would not exist.  Whatever recent history they may have, they still deserve our respect and our thanks.  I'd be happy to recognize them on Thanksgiving and remember the sacrifices they made so that our nation could be born.
 
2013-11-24 03:28:55 PM
At least they didn't roll out Susan Stamberg's cranberry dish again.
 
2013-11-24 03:29:54 PM
But, but, but, BUT..... TRADITION! We should continue to do things exactly the same; because, we've always done it like that.

/ TRAAAADITOON! TRADITION!
 
2013-11-24 03:29:57 PM
In Colombia they get the turkey drunk on cane liquor before they whack it.  Says its keeps the muscles and meats from tensing up.

I like the left overs.  Turkey sandwiches and turkey gumbo.

/i do eat the neck
 
2013-11-24 03:30:12 PM

shinji3i: 12349876: TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!

Because whole turkeys and stuffing ingredients disappear from the grocery store from December-October.

Whole turkeys that you can deep fry and share with a group of people for one day instead of eating leftover deep fried turkey for two weeks straight do.

You got me on the stuffing though.


I somehow had whole turkeys for Christmas growing up.
 
2013-11-24 03:30:37 PM
We're having ham this year because my family is pretty meh about turkey. I haven't eaten turkey since last year and I don't miss it.

What I really want to try is Jamie Oliver's jerk ham recipe. It uses a ton of ingredients and takes all day but damn did it look good. http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/jamie-oliver/christmas-je r k-ham-recipe
 
2013-11-24 03:31:25 PM
 
2013-11-24 03:32:20 PM

iheartscotch: But, but, but, BUT..... TRADITION! We should continue to do things exactly the same; because, we've always done it like that.

/ TRAAAADITOON! TRADITION!



Brilliant Fiddler On The Roof reference.
 
2013-11-24 03:32:24 PM
Nope. Any other holiday, yes. Thanksgiving, tradition.
 
2013-11-24 03:35:04 PM
Just remember to eschew each bite 32 times before you swallow.
 
2013-11-24 03:36:10 PM
I'm making brioche french toast for thanksgiving breakfast, course that's a good 8 hours before the tryptophan coma.
 
2013-11-24 03:36:12 PM

Inquisitive Inquisitor: The French are integral to the history of our nation.  Without them it's conceivable that we would not exist.  Whatever recent history they may have, they still deserve our respect and our thanks.  I'd be happy to recognize them on Thanksgiving and remember the sacrifices they made so that our nation could be born.


That point could be argued. France isn't the same country that it was in 1776. The France that came to our aid was a powerful country, with a monarchy. Also, it wasn't French benevolence that convinced them to help us; they just wanted to poke the Brits in the eye and damage the British war effort. Plus, we paid them back during world war 2.
 
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