Grand Dishes

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

A cookbook of time-perfected recipes and stories from wise and witty grandmothers across the globe

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Sweet Potato Casserole and Thanksgiving's Unsavoury Past...

Have you ever heard of sweet potato casserole with marshmallow? Do you know what in the world Thanksgviing is all about? Do you have the ULTIMATE Turkey roasting hack?

Answers in this episode of the Food Trippin' podcast by Grand Dishes.

Tune into the latest episode of my new podcast, Food Trippin' for Thanksgiving at grandma Jan's, a Texan lady we visited whilst writing the Grand Dishes book. In this special bonus episode of Food Trippin’, I invite myself and Iska along to an all-American Thanksgiving in Texas, dive into sweet potato and marshmallow casserole (mhmmm) and explore this holiday’s unsavoury past…

In this episode I speak with my American food writer friends Bella Karragiannidis and Laurel Evans to begin to unpick the false ‘Indians and Pilgrims’ narrative so many children in the USA are taught about the ultimate American holiday.

On the road, Iska and I go zip wiring an hour outside of Austin and head to a famous BBQ joint in Lexington on a mission to get ourselves invited to Thanksgiving dinner by a grandma. En route, we speak with Texans about what Thanksgiving is all about, what to expect at Thanksgiving dinner and how best to avoid eating a sweet potato topped with melted marshmallow…

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Have a lovely weekend,

Anastasia xx

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