Thanksgiving foods

November 21, 2004

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but there’s one thing I’ve never resolved properly in my mind: turkey and fixings taste uniquely awful with Korean food. They don’t even look good together — the rich colors of Korean food make the American stuff seem even more doughy and colorless. We used to have them together when we were kids, but even now the thought of eating a slice of turkey with kimchi, or galbi with sage-flavored stuffing, makes me quiver with dread.

My parents are coming up for the holiday this year, so for the first time in many years we’ll be cooking. Any suggestions as to what I can cook? Should we go all Korean, all American, or is there a possible compromise?