Thanksgiving in Austria

One of the things that I miss about America, is celebrating Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is an American national holiday which occurs on the third Thursday of November.

According to the History website, “Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.” To learn more about Thanksgiving, click on the attached link.

Last year I hosted a Thanksgiving at my apartment, but it was super complicated. This year I decided to host a dinner at Tamu Sana, an East African restaurant in Linz. If you go with four or more people, you can order the family style meal. You can tell them whether you want vegetarian or meat.

Shown below, the appetizers include “Sambusa”, which are filled dumplings with optional minced meat, spinach and feta cheese, potatoes and leeks, or lentils. The three sauces are peanut tomato, tomato, and yoghurt. The salad has a very interesting and unique dressing, which I have only tasted at Tamu Sana.

Since I cannot have gluten, and Tamu Sana is a very allergy friendly place, instead of the Sambusa they gave me broccoli and coconut milk soup, with a side of yuka.

As the main course you receive all sorts of different dishes from the menu, that you share family style.

I am also a big fan of the super spicy chili oil.

Happy Thanksgiving! (I edited out my friends faces since I did not have their permission to post on this blog).

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