We asked a few members of The Collective:
What’s your family favorite Thanksgiving dish?
I love stuffing and mashed potatoes and can eat a irresponsible amount of them!
This is everybody’s favorite right?
– Joshua McFadden (Ava Genes, Portland)
Our family favorite is any winter squash that we grew baked then mashed with a little butter and seasonings and rewarmed before serving. Alway a hit with our crowd.
– Jim & Debbie Fields (Fields Farm, Bend)
I’m a sucker for long cooked orange, ginger cranberry sauce.
I strain it, pour it into an aluminum can mold, let it set and then turn it out before serving.
People are like “OOoo” and then they taste it and they’re like “Whoa”.
– Jason French (Ned Ludd, Portland)
My favorite part of thanksgiving was our family tradition of brining and smoking the turkeys for our family. We typically would smoke turkeys for family, friends and people in our neighborhood. The smoker was built by my father and had this upper area (add ladder and two helpers) that held about 18 turkeys.
My job was to chip the plum tree and apple tree branches with a hatchet
and keep the small smoke fire going in the smoker.
– Jody Kropf (Red Hills Market, Dundee)
Also, if you haven’t seen this video of Chef Jamie Bissonnette (Toro, NYC/Boston) making mashed potatoes with a power tool, you should probably check it out.