Alissa, our resident American (and Corporate manager), is excited. It’s Turkey Day! Otherwise known as Thanksgiving.


It’s a day that is usually about getting together with family but as she’s 4537 miles away from home, it’s an opportunity to bring her fellow American friends together and share their own family food traditions, resulting in quite a spread! Here are just a few dishes from last year’s meal…


From left to right: green bean casserole topped with cheddar and crackers, Italian sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, mac & cheese, Brussels sprouts with bacon, carrot souffle topped with caramelised pecans, sweet potato casserole with coconut topping and, of course, roast turkey

Certainly not a light meal but one that reminds everyone of home.

Alissa’s recipes come from a very special family recipe book compiled through many generations and her favourite parts of the meal include her Grandpa Duke’s country gravy, carrot souffle and Auntie Toby’s candied yams.

Family cookbook

Alissa’s family cookbook, Grandpa Duke and Grandma Rosalie in 1972

What are your festive family traditions? We’d love to hear them!