Thanksgiving Day is Mother’s Day – in reverse! It’s the day when the Mother (or the nourisher/s, of whatever age or gender) works hard and long to fulfill the family’s core fantasies of care and good eating. Primal stuff. This works even if it’s you by the stove, channeling the nourishers of your past. Or if the cook at your feast is no relation.

*Thanks to Cathy Boswell for this phrase


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  • December 3, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Yes, I felt this way especially this year. We’re vegetarians, but felt the great urge to have a very traditional table. Enter: Tofurkey.

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