A Very Bhabhagiving…as usual

As I’ve said in the past, it never ceases to amaze me that the one holiday that my European-Indian-Jewish-Parsi-Non-American-Born family hosts at my parents house is Thanksgiving. Since our arrival in the U.S. in 1994, we’ve prided ourselves on having the ultimate turkey feast, all starting with the November 1994 edition of Bon Appetit magazine. More here.

This year was no exception, as we all bounded into Cambridge, MA–a bigger group than usual–ready to spend 48 hours cooking, then eating, then comatose.

I began my cookery on Tuesday, preparing the dough for gingerbread, which I then turned into little edible men for table place cards.
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Meringues, Matzoh and a Lamb Shank

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While my family never hosted Seders at our house, attending them was a yearly ritual for us. I went to two lovely Seders, and as a springtime offering, prepared some (kosher for Passover ie flourless) chocolate chip macaroons. Pictured above is the beginnings of the Seder plate. That lamb bone occupied my attention for much of the Seder…

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