A Little Italy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is here and it’s time to prepare our tables, our homes and our hearts to give thanks.
This is a holiday of families, friendship and food. It’s steeped in traditions, some longstanding and others imported. There are special dishes only grandma knows how to make — recipes passed down one generation to the next. There’s fancy china you dust off just for this feast. There’s the golden turkey, perched invitingly on the dining room table.
Memories are forged while preparing holiday classics like mashed potatoes or green bean casserole. But, it’s worth remembering that Thanksgiving is celebrated by Americans of all ethnic backgrounds. There’s no one-size-fits-all menu for Turkey Day. In Italian-American homes, for instance, you’re just as likely to find cannoli as you are cranberry sauce.
Thanksgiving is a day when the flavors of the New World and the culinary of Old Country come together.
If you were to visit an Italian-American family on Thanksgiving Day, you might savor a taste of:
-Olive all’Ascolana ~ Fried Olives
-Lasagne di Zucca ~ Pumpkin-Filled Lasagna
-Turkey Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto
-Potatoes Roasted with Rosemary
Both savory and sweet dishes comprise Thanksgiving in Little Italy. So, this year, why not give your holiday dinner table an Italian accent? Mash your potatoes with roasted garlic or serve fresh focaccia instead of rolls.
No matter what you’re thankful for this year, we want you to know how grateful we are for you. We hope you’re surrounded the famiglia you love.
Happy Thanksgiving from our big Italian family to you and yours.