Planning one holiday meal is challenging enough, planning a meal that includes two holidays at the same time is impossible. I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for fifteen people, which, this year, also happens to fall on the first day of Hanukkah. Each attendee will be coming with their own hopes and expectations-latkes and apple sauce; mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce; sweet potatoes with marshmallows. I ask you, how many potatoes and sauces can be on one plate without it being obnoxious? And, I haven’t even touched upon the meat-do I attempt a turbrisket?
Thankfully the library has a lot of wonderful cookbooks, although none cover a Thanksgiving/Hanukkah meal. I figure if I pull out a recipe from each type of food--one traditional Hanukkah side and one traditional Thanksgiving side etc.--I’ll have my bases covered. Wish me luck!
Thanksgiving 101 : celebrate America's favorite holiday with America's Thanksgiving expert by Rick Rodgers
Thanksgiving : how to cook it well by Sam Sifton
How to cook a turkey : and all the other trimmings from the editors of Fine Cooking Magazine
Jewish holiday cooking : a food lover's classics and improvisations by Jayne Cohen
Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cooking by Joan Nathan
The holiday kosher baker : traditional & contemporary holiday desserts by Paula Shoyer