Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we asked our staff about which nontraditional foods should be served on the Thanksgiving table along with the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.
•••• Buffalo chicken dip. It gives meaning to my life. Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun
•••• My Aunt Josie always serves pasta in marinara sauce at her Thanksgiving dinner. As far as I know, there were no Italians on the Mayflower, but they would have improved the holiday cuisine for everybody. Anne Tallent, editor, b
•••• There’s always room at the table for Reese’s Cups. Wesley Case, reporter, b
•••• I’d like to go back to the original Thanksgiving and see some “water foule” and “five deere.” Yum! Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b
•••• KETCHUP. Yes, I eat it on turkey. And if a little gets on the stuffing, I don’t mind it. Jan Diehm, designer, b
•••• My sweet potato bisque with sauteed lobster. It’s the perfect first course for my annual Thanksgiving dinner. And I doubt you’ll find it on the typical Thanksgiving day table. John-John Williams IV, reporter, The Baltimore Sun
•••• Gin. By the time Thanksgiving dinner hits the table in my house, there have been 10 kitchen crises and the whole family could stand to take the edge off. Olivia Hubert-Allen, community manager,The Baltimore Sun