Trillin wrote the classic essay "Spaghetti Carbonara Day," in which he argues that we should eat Spaghetti Carbonara on Thanksgiving instead of the traditional turkey. His reason? Roasted turkey, he says, has a tendency to be dry and flavorless. It's a common complaint.
By why Carbonara? His reason for that goes back to the whole "Columbus discovered America" idea, and since Columbus was Italian, Trillin concludes, we should eat Italian food on Thanksgiving. But his larger point is that Spaghetti Carbonara is good, and roasted turkey (frequently) isn't. What better rationale does a food lover need? Enjoy this simple recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara. And while you're at it, check out this video on How to Make Spaghetti Carbonara.
Turkey Countdown: For those of you who are roasting a turkey, if your turkey is 16 pounds or bigger, you should start thawing it today. Read How to Thaw a Turkey.
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