Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope you all have safe travels today and enjoy the holiday. This is my first year celebrating Thanksgiving not with family (I count my JYA Thanksgiving as a family event, as well as my Fulbright Thanksgiving, because those two years were so intense and awesome, and we all bonded as if we were related). I was sad at first, but then a dear friend from childhood asked David and me to have Thanksgiving with her, and now I know it’s going to be a great holiday. I can’t wait to spend the entire day tomorrow cooking and eating with her and her husband, and Friday and Saturday lounging around (and packing their house for a cross-country move – sad!)
Thanksgiving for me is about family, and about community. My good friend Kristina organized a bunch of musicians, artists, and other friends of hers and edited a community cookbook. This isn’t just any cookbook – it’s probably the best community cookbook you can have! It was organized through an online community, and its story is pretty amazing. I love the book, I love the recipes, the art, and the obvious fun that comes out of the book. It’s clear these are cool people, eating awesome food, and I kind of want to be friends with each and every contributor (there are over 50 people who worked on this book)!
If you’re looking for a great new cookbook, consider Cook Food Every Day. 100% of proceeds of your purchase goes directly to the Greater Boston Food Bank, and the book has raised over $1000 dollars, and there are still books left. Click over to the Cook Food Every Day blog where a PayPal donation gets you your very own copy of the book.
Also, Kristina writes a pretty incredible blog called No Gluten Required. I recommend it whether or not you eat gluten. She’s currently got a pretty sweet round-up of Thanksgiving recipes up!