Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Where can you find Turkey in Japan?

Due to the diligence and delicious dedication of Liz (far right), Dinner of a Thanksgiving variety came to Kanazawa. She is one of few people here with an oven, and is also a damn fine cook. She got up at 7 Thanksgiving morning and cooked EVERYTHING herself. Pumpkin Pie, Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, the whole ball of wax. She invited over a few Americans, and other friends and we all dug in and ate untill we could eat no more.

James feels the effects of turkey. Hmmm, sleeeeeep. Liz ordered everything from the Home Buyers Club, an internet site based in Kobe that does foreign food delivery all over Japan. Anything you can think of you can order from HBC, at a price. Well worth it for special events like Thanksgiving, if you ask me.

It felt great to eat pumpkin pie for the first time in Two Years! While it wasn't quite a Family Thanksgiving, the food was excellent and the company great. It really made me feel at home here, even though I'm thousands of miles from home. Certainly I had a much better time than I did last year, eating yakitori in some skuzzy izakaya near Nagoya Station.

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