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There’s no doubt that Thanksgiving is superior to other American culinary traditions. For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time for both embracing classic American Thanksgiving foods, as well as incorporating family traditions and ethnic identity.

This menu draws its inspiration from the Middle East and from Jewish tradition, incorporating local favorites like pomegranate, couscous and the obsession with stuffing vegetables into more traditional Thanksgiving choices like cranberry sauce, sweet potato and brussels sprouts. Challah, the traditional Jewish sabbath bread, makes for a natural choice for a richly flavored stuffing. This meal is not only kosher; it also gives your vegetarian and vegan cousins plenty to choose from. Traditionalists may consider supplementing with store-bought canned cranberry sauce.

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