As I was walking by Rockefeller Center today, I saw that they had their Christmas decorations up already and I thought, "are they f&%$in crazy? it's only October!" This happens to most people every year. The holidays sneak up on you like Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, only worse. You have kids running rampant looking for Santa, the harried parents who chase them, and then there's us – the people who just want to get through it.
The only part of the holidays I actually look forward to is the food. As if you didn't see that one coming. However, I am one of the fortunate ones who knows how to season a turkey, mash a potato, and candy a yam. But for those of you out there who don't, there is hope. The International Culinary Center (ICC) is hosting a 4-hour class (3 hours cooking, 1 hour eating) for "The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner", where students will learn how to create the perfect Thanksgiving meal from start to finish. Students will not only get to eat what they make at the end of class, but they will be given the recipes and leftovers to take home as well (if there is any left). The class is next Friday, November 6th from 6-10 pm, and costs $195 – tickets can be purchased here. I know it's a bit pricey, but don't forget it's at The French
Culinary Institute/Italian Culinary Academy, so you're learning from
some of the best. AND it's for Thanksgiving…which is for America. Do you really want to turn your back on America??
Trust me, waking up to the smell of turkey roasting and yams baking is a
beautiful thing. It's something that only happens once a year
unfortunately, so don't take it for granted. If you're going to do Thanksgiving, do it right. I
have seen one too many holidays ruined by dry turkey, separated gravy, lumpy mashed potatoes and unnecessary creativity with ingredients (raisins do NOT have a place in mashed potatoes). Don't do this to your loved ones. Sign
up for The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner today.