Coming around to the idea of Thanksgiving was a little bit of an adjustment for Waterloo & City chef Brendan Collins, a native Brit. "As an Englishman, when I first moved to the States, Thanksgiving felt like having a second Christmas, as it's almost identical to the lunch we serve on Christmas Day," he says. "But now I have been here a while and have my own family, it's certainly become an enjoyable tradition to hang out with family and close friends. I'm still not sure about American football, though!"
Waterloo & CIty Roast turkey
As visitors to his Culver City gastropub know, Collins has a sure hand when it comes to any kind of meat. He offers up this spice-laden turkey recipe, which sounds like something you'd find at a medieval London feast. It incorporates apples, ginger, garlic, sage, basil, black peppercorns, allspice, coriander seeds, rosemary, thyme and star anise. Can't you just see Henry VIII gnawing on one of those turkey legs?More »