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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 40
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2013-11-24 03:28:51 PM
6 votes:
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 03:17:56 PM
5 votes:
Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!
2013-11-24 03:16:26 PM
5 votes:
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 03:14:21 PM
5 votes:
She lists 4 recipes.
1 Thai
1 French
1 American
and a generic dessert pastry.

Much ado about nothing.
2013-11-24 03:20:23 PM
3 votes:
Cilantro

Dial is cheaper and already a liquid you can find in your kitchen.
2013-11-24 03:19:44 PM
3 votes:
Christmas already lost that war.
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2013-11-24 04:36:01 PM
2 votes:
The real problem is when people who only cook twice a year try to cook a 20 lb bird.

If the only other thing you can cook is spaghetti then I see how you can hate turkey.
2013-11-24 03:36:23 PM
2 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: 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.)


You shut your whore mouth.
2013-11-24 03:21:40 PM
2 votes:
All of those dishes sound good.
But, not on Turkey Day.
2013-11-25 11:05:05 AM
1 votes:
Sounds like NPR needs to get France to provide their funding and stop taking ALL of our tax dollars!
2013-11-24 10:48:51 PM
1 votes:
And if someone shows up at my door with the French onion soup complete with gryere cheese, they are most welcomed.
2013-11-24 10:15:13 PM
1 votes:
Duck is superior to turkey.  That is all.

Alleyoop: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 546x680]

You're aware that you're posting this in a thread where NPR is saying "Here are some new things to try.", right?
2013-11-24 07:39:48 PM
1 votes:
Not gonna happen...gonna be like this one at our house!
And a traditional prayer before the meal, giving thanks to the
many blessing of (still) being an AMERICAN!

jerryrushing.net
2013-11-24 06:06:13 PM
1 votes:
I am making Sage Sausage Dressing, Orange Cranberry Sauce, Grilled Duck Breast, Duck Confit, Duck Demi Glace, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Sweet Potato Casserole
2013-11-24 05:09:42 PM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: megarian: TofuTheAlmighty: 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.)

You shut your whore mouth.

I'm going to have to agree with Tofu.  Turkey is rather tasteless in my opinion.  It's all the "fixings" that make a turkey feast worth while.  Personally, I prefer prime rib or venison for t-day.  And some really good wine, of course.


The problem with turkey is that it dries out easy, you absolutely must brine it.

I recommend Alton Brown's recipe or any brine really.
2013-11-24 05:07:20 PM
1 votes:

Nick Nostril: doglover: Cilantro

Dial is cheaper and already a liquid you can find in your kitchen.

Heathen!


It's genetic.  For some people cilantro smells and tastes like soap.
2013-11-24 04:34:12 PM
1 votes:
I'm all for eschewing the traditional side dishes but I basically forgo turkey all year so it's really not the 'same old same old' by the time Thanksgiving rolls around.

/deep fried in peanut oil ftw
//actually better for you
///not greasy
2013-11-24 04:17:34 PM
1 votes:
Silly Americans. Thanksgiving is in October. And Turkey is for Christmas.
2013-11-24 04:15:28 PM
1 votes:

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 made homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving last year. It was amazing. This year's spread will include:

ham
sweet potato casserole (no marshmallows, you infidels - only pecans, brown sugar and buttah)
green bean casserole
mac n cheese
maple glazed baby carrots
stuffing
king hawaiian rolls

and for dessert:

custard pie
pumpkin pie
chocolate silk pie
(all homemade)

Lotsa leftovers too - I plan it that way :)
2013-11-24 03:53:19 PM
1 votes:
Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup with Crab And Cilantro
Seared Duck Breast with Fresh Figs and Black Currant Sauce
Intense Chocolate Custards with Nibs

Wow, those sound amazingly good
2013-11-24 03:50:58 PM
1 votes:
Also, if you make gravy (and you're not a wimpy infrahuman who uses those powdered gravy mixes), you are using hard French cooking techniques.  Any soup that goes with Thanksgiving is probably made with a mirepoix.  There is no shame to adding French side dishes or even main dishes to you feast.

But: bird, stuffing, potatoes.

I regard sweet potatoes as acceptable break from regular potatoes; duck, goose, or even chicken to be an acceptable substitute for turkey.  There is no substituting for stuffing.  That includes calling stuffing "dressing" you stupid Minnesotans.  Also "with" is preposition, not an adverb, just so you know
2013-11-24 03:50:37 PM
1 votes:

12349876: 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


I'm pretty sure you can get frozen cranberries almost year-round.
2013-11-24 03:41:28 PM
1 votes:
I make squash soup every year, and the recipe isn't too different from hers.  It's seasonal.  Get over it.
2013-11-24 03:36:12 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-11-24 03:35:04 PM
1 votes:
Just remember to eschew each bite 32 times before you swallow.
2013-11-24 03:32:24 PM
1 votes:
Nope. Any other holiday, yes. Thanksgiving, tradition.
2013-11-24 03:29:54 PM
1 votes:
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 03:28:55 PM
1 votes:
At least they didn't roll out Susan Stamberg's cranberry dish again.
2013-11-24 03:28:07 PM
1 votes:
Duck sounds really damn good! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. duck.
2013-11-24 03:25:55 PM
1 votes:
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 03:25:18 PM
1 votes:
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 03:23:59 PM
1 votes:
We're having a goose instead of a turkey.
2013-11-24 03:22:47 PM
1 votes:

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 03:21:37 PM
1 votes:
Subby sounds like

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2013-11-24 03:21:26 PM
1 votes:
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2013-11-24 03:21:24 PM
1 votes:
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 03:21:06 PM
1 votes:
 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 03:19:29 PM
1 votes:
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 03:17:24 PM
1 votes:
NPR is flat out trolling these days.
2013-11-24 03:16:58 PM
1 votes:
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)
 
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