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Fakesgiving!!

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I love Thanksgiving. It's not the turkey or the stuffing, in fact, I don't have any attachment to traditional Thanksgiving dishes. I love this particular holiday the most because it is the ultimate dinner party. No gifts, no holiday shopping, just good food, family and friends. I have a great group of friends here in Brooklyn that are always game for a big meal. We had this great idea to have a "Fakesgiving" since we weren't able to be together on the big day because of other familial obligations.We planned it out on a rooftop in Brooklyn on a late summer evening while the boys brewed a batch of beer. It was decided that when the beer was ready six weeks later, we would have our own meal for giving thanks. Everyone contributed and it included poussin (small chickens), charred brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, delacata squash, stewed collard greens, and corn bread pudding. The dessert spread was pretty great, as you can see. Among the show stoppers was pecan pie, hazelnut chocolate palmiers, dates, pears and cheese. Oh, and plenty of delicious home-brew by the backyard fire. This is sure to be tradition in the making.

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    My friends and I have one of these too. It's called "Thanksgimme" & we have it every year one week before Thanksgiving, and there's only one rule to the huge potluck: no turkey allowed (altho all other traditional Thanksgiving fixin's are fair game)!

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