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View Poll Results: What are your Thanksgiving Meal Plans? Multiple options - select all that apply
planning a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings 45 46.39%
planning a special meal but not turkey 7 7.22%
we're gonna have a regular meal like any other 3 3.09%
we'll be staying at home and cooking 16 16.49%
we're home but with take-out or store bought 3 3.09%
we're visiting someone else 24 24.74%
no cooking here - we're going to a restaurant 8 8.25%
will be home alone or with the same family as any other day 7 7.22%
this will be a get together with extended family, friends, other guests 32 32.99%
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:28 PM   #61
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For what it's worth--and if anyone is still looking at this thread--I went to a big dinner today hosted by a Navajo chef who specializes in American Indian cuisine.(snip)
Here is what I learned that surprised me: Seems that the Indians didn't spice their foods much!!! Not many herbs at all that I could taste, and this was agreed by a nearby table of foodies, also. I wasn't the only one that noticed it.
Everything was fresh and really all natural, and the food did use unusual berries, garlic and mint--but didn't taste anything like thyme, basil, oregano and so forth. (snip)

Anyone else here ever have any American Indian cuisine?
I've never had American Indian cuisine, but I would guess that the reason you didn't taste any basil, thyme, or oregano is that they, along with most other common herbs, are native to the Old World.

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Old 11-26-2010, 09:37 AM   #62
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Orchid, you had a very original Thanksgiving. That sounds so interesting and fun. The only native American food that I've had was on a group tour of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We were served native food, picnic style. I don't remember what we had, but it was as good as was the scenery.

I love trying new food and getting a taste of such a variety of food is a real treat for me. You had a Thanksgiving to remember.

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:43 AM   #63
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I thought so, too. Even my son who graduated from a Cordon Bleu culinary school in Chicago (before going to the University) was impressed and said he would have paid for that, too. It was really interesting if nothing else.

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