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It’s Turkey Time! Or Is It…

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It’s Turkey Time! Or Is It…

Luna Molla, Features Editor

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Hey, Cougars!! We all know Thanksgiving (and the break that goes with it) is right around the corner. But what Thanksgiving looks like to you, may look different to someone else. Think of the smell of turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin wafting through the house. It’s like that everywhere, right? Wrong! There are so many different traditions that come here from around the world, and you may not realize it. For example, in Cuba, they kill and roast a pig, or lechon and have tostoneswhich are fried bananasIn China, they have a three- day feast in which they eat “mooncakes’’, which are custard and jam filled pastries to celebrate the lunar cycle and good harvest. In Argentina, they have an asadowhich is barbecued skirt steak. In Ghana, they have a yam festival. And there are so many more. So, if you don’t like turkey or stuffing, go to a Chinese bakery and get mooncakes. If you don’t like cranberry sauce, go get some tostones. Ask your friends, you may be surprised what they eat! Bye, Cougars! 

An Argentine asado.

A typical Lechon dinner.

The Ghana yam festival


12 Responses to “It’s Turkey Time! Or Is It…”

  1. Maia Marcoschammer on November 14th, 2018 5:29 pm

    Luna this is awesome!!!!! I love this article!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Maria Jace on November 30th, 2018 7:38 am

    Wow! Que bueno! Si, soy cubana y hacemos lechon! Que rico!! Gracias Luna Molla!!

  3. Anna Blackman on December 4th, 2018 10:01 am

    Gracias por compartir Luna! Personalmente prefiero la comida latina, el pavo no me gusta tanto. Ademas, la comida latina parece ser mas saludable.
    Hast la proxima,
    Dr. B.
    ps: no tengo donde anadir tildes ;o(

  4. Luna Molla on December 4th, 2018 12:12 pm

    Haha! Si! La comida latina es mejor!!

  5. Patricio Perezalonso on December 4th, 2018 12:09 pm

    That was cool article but you know what we should eat for Thanksgiving Mr.T ice tea #not a spam bot

  6. Claudia Moore on December 4th, 2018 1:40 pm

    Turkey, yum, yum!

  7. Mr. Field on December 5th, 2018 7:20 am

    Yes this is very true! I have come to learn that many people do Thanksgiving differently by eating different types of cuisine. I love the idea of Cuban food for Thanksgiving. It sounds so delicious. From my past experience, typically, Cuban families do the lechon on Noche Buena, but it’s so good you can have it two times in a row and no one would complain! Great article Luna…now I’m hungry!

  8. Mrs. Davis on December 5th, 2018 8:47 am

    Loved it and learned a lot.

  9. LESLEY KOPSICK on December 5th, 2018 9:39 am

    Wow! Great article, it made me hungry reading it!

  10. Camila Ruano on December 9th, 2018 11:25 am

    Nice article Luna. GOBLE GOBLE

  11. Luna Molla on December 14th, 2018 7:16 am

    Oh my God. GOBLE

  12. Jacob Kahane on January 31st, 2019 7:56 am

    I know you think it’s Turkey Time but it’s called Thanksgiving but I think it’s good I read it and it
    was incredible from Jacob Kahane.

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