I love food related holidays not only for the awesome meals, but the history and tradition that accompanies them. Being such a young country New Zealand’s national holidays have not yet developed a strong food identity (Labour Day Lamingtons?). We benefit however from a cultural diversity that allows us to share traditional celebratory meals from all over the world.
Thanksgiving has it’s roots in the 16th century English reformations of the Catholic church. Today it’s generally seen as a North American holiday where you give ‘thanks’ for the good things that have happened in the preceding year. With that sentiment I’m looking back on all the things accomplished in our office and am celebrating with Pecan Pie. This pie follows the traditional recipe but uses brown sugar as the predominant sweetness with a splash of bourbon for a warm, casual vibe.