¡Ask a Comida Critic!: How Can You Celebrate a Mexican Thanksgiving?
For Thanksgiving, do Mexicans celebrate it with tamales? What dishes would you suggest?
Wish that it were true, Rex. Fact is, Mexicans usually celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States the same way Americans do: the same boring turkey, stuffed, cooked forever, and accompanied by mashed potatoes, veggies and pie.
Where's that Reconquista Tom Tancredo and I debated about again earlier this week?
If people want to celebrate turkey the Mexican way (alternately called guajolote--its Nahuatl name--pavo, totole, or cócono in Mexico, and chumpe in Central America), Dave's ideas are grand, and I'd add tamales to the mix--but only the Mexicans in the Yucatán really bother with turkey anymore.
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