|What do you think of when you |
hear the word 'Thanksgiving'?
Thanksgiving celebrations date back a long way: how did Thanksgiving start?
|Thanksgiving was started by |
Pilgrims,and was very
different to today's celebrations.
Nowadays Thanksgiving is family time; families all over the USA get together for a meal, traditionally consisting of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potato, green beans and mash potato (sometimes with marshmallows!). As well as spending time as a family, everyone gathers round to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. The parade goes from the Upper West side of Manhattan to Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. Dating back to 1924 and involving giant balloons, celebrities, floats, cheerleaders and much more, it´s popular with people of all ages across the States!
How about Thanksgiving in Madrid?
|You can enjoy a delicious|
Thanksgiving dinner right here
If you’re looking for a great Thanksgiving dinner, here are our top recommendations:
1. Roll Madrid:
Roll Madrid have set up a special Thanksgiving dinner, priced at 35€, including 3 courses and all the sides you could possibly imagine! Named the New American Kitchen, this place is sure to make you feel at home!
2. Gumbo Madrid:
Gumbo Madrid have a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner lined up, priced at 30€ at lunchtime, or 35€ in the evening. It includes three courses, fully packed with all the traditional Thanksgiving components, as well as two drinks and coffee or tea.
3. New York Burger Madrid
If you’re looking for a different take on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, New York Burger have it sorted! For the whole of this week (21st-29th November), you can enjoy a delicious turkey burger, and a mouth watering pecan pie!
The only question is which place to choose? Or with New York Burger open all week, will you make it to more than one place?
Thanksgiving on a budget? Don’t panic!
|Cheers to a brilliant Thanksgiving |
here in Madrid!
excuse not to educate your Spanish friends and flat mates on the Thanksgiving tradition! They’re sure to love the food and all the celebrations.
If you fancy cooking your own Thanksgiving dinner in Madrid, you can get all the supplies you’ll need in the following places:
1. Taste of America:
The clue is in the name, Taste of America, located all over Madrid, won’t let you down this Thanksgiving! From canned pumpkin to marshmallows and gravy, you’ll find everything here! They also offer delivery. 2.
2. My American Market:
If you fancy having everything delivered to your home at a click of a button, from canned pumpkin to cranberry sauce and stuffing, making your own Thanksgiving dinner couldn’t be easier.
Plus, you can get hold of some Thanksgiving dinner ingredients in Madrid more easily than you’d think, without even having to resort to imported products! You can easily buy pastry in Madrid in most supermarkets, and canned pumpkin can easily be substituted for butternut squash!
Happy Thanksgiving from AIL Madrid! Enjoy educating the Spanish on the fantastic Thanksgiving traditions and American culture, they will love it!