I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday. If you use it as an opportunity to fellowship with family and reflect on the things you’re thankful for then good for you.
Other than that, this holiday is a sham. We won’t even touch on the ridiculous origins of this non-holiday because there are bigger issues at hand. The central issue is that we have a holiday largely celebrated through food and we don’t eat good food on this day. The answer to the question, “What do you eat on Thanksgiving?” should be the same answer to the question, “What would you eat for your last meal?”
Nobody’s favorite meal is a plate of turkey with some random casseroles and some fruit sauce. As a very picky child, I would sit every year with a plate of brown rice and a roll confused by what was happening around me. What was this holiday? A day on which adults eat 10 different types of mediocre food and pretend it’s the best thing they ever tasted?
I’m grown up now (at least by standards of age) and I’m just as confused now as I was back then. Think about Thanksgiving with your favorite food. Close your eyes and imagine what you’ll be doing tomorrow. You’re watching football, talking with friends and family, thinking about all the things you are truly grateful for and then you look down at your plate and what do you find where lunch meat used to be? A big juicy steak. The perfect day.
This year, for the second year in a row I will be spending my evening at Texas De Brazil. It’s one of those Brazilian steakhouses where the people carry meat around on a stick and a wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving. I invite you to join the revolution in your own way by eating what you truly love and thereby reclaiming our food holiday.
I wish everyone a happy Steaksgiving and I’ll leave you with a quote from an American treasure.
Cow beats turkey everytime