On Thanksgiving, I will join my boyfriend's relatives for a feast of traditional turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie alongside Korean dishes like spicy kimchee, savory pajun pancakes, and kimbap seaweed rolls. Meanwhile, I'll think of my own Chinese and Vietnamese family sitting down to dinner with steaming bowls of rice and roast duck.
Across the country, millions of other families will add their own multicultural flavors to the holiday meal. For some, it may include tamales. For others, it will be lasagna. Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday and the mingling of ethnic foods with the traditional standbys seems wonderfully appropriate.
How about your family? What special dishes do you serve in addition to (or instead of) the customary Thanksgiving fare?
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