Natasha Go, MBA Class of 2016
What are you thankful for? Whether it’s an internship offer, surprise free pizza, a successful Tinder date, or finally being able to drink the wine at a networking event, there are many things at Stern we can all appreciate. Thanksgiving will be upon us soon, and for the uninitiated students at Stern experiencing it for the first time, Thanksgiving is an imperialist American holiday during which people eat a giant meal and watch football (not fútbol) with their family members, hopefully with plentiful libations. Each Thanksgiving, nearly 47 million people travel all over the U.S. to eat 46 million turkeys; this holiday is kind of a big deal.
For many of us in the Stern Culinary & Hospitality Club, Thanksgiving is all about the food and festivity. And to me, the meal is all about the sides: from savory sweet potatoes to bacon-y Brussels sprouts to spicy cranberry relish, the Butterball bird is usually not the star of my show. If you’re headed to a Thanksgiving celebration this year, here are some pro tips from a seasoned enjoyer of hospitality: