Survey: Are You Making a Turkey for Thanksgiving?

The Thanksgiving turkey is so iconic, so embedded in the collective conscience of people in the USA, that it's hard to imagine Thanksgiving without it. Yet some households forgo the ceremony of placing that burnished bird in the center of the table. Maybe you're a vegetarian or vegan, or maybe you don't like turkey. Maybe your family considers Thai or Chinese or Mexican food traditional. Or maybe your household is small and a chicken is more practical. If you're not serving a turkey this year, what will you serve?

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Dana Velden has just finished writing her first book: Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Meditations and Recipes from a Mindful Cook which is based on her Weekend Meditation posts from The Kitchn. (Rodale Press, Fall, 2015) She lives in Oakland, CA.