Topic: Off the Clock
Holidays: How Food Figures in For You
We all have Thanksgiving day traditions. Share some of yours. What are your traditions each year? Where do you usually celebrate? How much do you participate in the cooking process?
Drew and I host a buffet with chilled stone crab claws, Gulf shrimp, Virginia oysters and some charcuterie with bread, crackers and condiments. No turkey in sight! Lots of afternoon wines: rose, Riesling, gewürztraminer and syrah with a slight chill. The next day we gather the leftovers and make a big pot of gumbo with okra and herbs. This extends the holiday one more day and reminds us that sharing food with friends is the real meaning of the holiday. Also gives me a good excuse to bake up a bunch of cornbread.