Why do people eat turkey on Thanksgiving

What is a typical Thanksgiving meal?

Traditionally, a stuffed turkey is served on the table for Thanksgiving across the United States. And preferably in XXL format (see right) - even if that poses quite a challenge for the cook. I am speaking from my own painful experience - which you can read here. If you don't want to cook a whole turkey, you can just roast a turkey breast - or turkey burger.

The selection of starters, side dishes and dessert at Thanksgiving dinner is based on what is in the Late autumn season hat: pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, nuts, cranberries. Unusual for us Germans: Vegetables such as carrots or sweet potatoes are also often prepared sweet and, for example, covered with marshmallows.


If you'd like to read more about how the Americans celebrate Thanksgving, there's an extra page with historical information, preparation tips for turkey and tips on how to carve a turkey properly. And if a whole turkey is too much for you: Here you will find a page with a menu suggestion for six people - "only" one turkey breast is prepared. Or serve Thanksgiving Turkey Burger!

Suggestions for a classic Thanksgiving dinner:

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Ideas for table & table: spring, summer, autumn and winter*
Table settings and centerpieces for Thanksgiving
Vegetarian Thanksgiving
Winter: The seasonal cooking school*
Thanksgiving Special from Martha Stewart
Honeysucklewhite turkey recipes


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