Episode 643: Thanksgiving 2017

November 9, 2018
Listen: Thanksgiving 2017

This week, The Splendid Table presents unique perspectives on Thanksgiving. We begin with Indian-inspired dishes for your holiday feast. Francis Lam talks with Chef Vikram Sunderam and David Hagedorn, co-authors of the best-selling Rasika: Flavors of India. Contributor Melissa Clark visits with Emma Christensen, author of Modern Cider. Christensen explains the simple steps for making your own hard cider at home. Looking to save time -- and stress -- this Thanksgiving? Managing Producer Sally Swift discusses a wonderful list of tips, tricks, and Thanksgiving hacks with Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster, hosts of America’s Test Kitchen. We learn about what the Thanksgiving holiday means for immigrants and cross-cultural families from Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer; they are the cohosts of The Mash-Up Americans. After all the Thanksgiving leftovers have disappeared, you may still have hungry family members at your house. Doc Willoughby shares with us his family recipe for crowd-pleasing Lazy Sunday Pot Roast. Plus, Francis talks with listeners about menu planning for a small Italian-influenced Thanksgiving dinner and a large Friendsgiving get-together.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • November 17, 2017 (originally aired)

  • November 9, 2018 (rebroadcast)