You, too, can cook like Kamala
Although a conventional Thanksgiving is off the table for many people, as health experts warn against traveling and holiday gatherings while the coronavirus crisis surges to new heights, there are still plenty of ways you can pass the time this Thursday, including but not limited to cooking your favorite side and calling it a day. If that’s your playbook, here’s one more recipe to potentially add to your repertoire: Kamala Harris’s cornbread dressing.
During difficult times I have always turned to cooking. This year, I wanted to share one of my family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you. I hope whenever you’re able to make it in life, it brings you as much warmth as it has brought me—even when separated from those I love. pic.twitter.com/68LUeat4fE— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 25, 2020
The vice president-elect shared the recipe, which includes cornbread, sausage, and apples, on Twitter and Instagram, noting that it’s a family favorite. She (or, to be more accurate, whoever runs her social media accounts) was kind enough to illustrate each step with a photo. Thanks!!
Harris has made her love of cooking clear throughout the years, as Elle reports. Recently, a 2019 video — filmed by Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart — of Harris sharing her turkey brining tips in between filming for an MSNBC appearance resurfaced on TikTok, where it went viral. “Do it like a pot of water, a couple bay leaves, a little sugar, a cup of peppercorns, you could even do a slice of orange, something like that,” said Harris, recommending a wet brine if time allows.
How much does @KamalaHarris like to cook? She answered my husband's ? about brining a turkey about 1 min before going on @PoliticsNation from Columbia, SC (after I was on). I recorded her response 'cause I don't cook and she was speaking a foreign language. #kamalacooks pic.twitter.com/IZiQ6iOnTQ— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) November 26, 2019
The last time a veep or president talked recipes on Twitter appears to have been President Obama in 2015, when he added his voice to the chorus slamming the New York Times’s infamous pea guacamole. The last true bipartisan moment!
respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic. https://t.co/MEEI8QHH1V— President Obama (@POTUS44) July 1, 2015
And in other news…
- Recall alert, right-before-Thanksgiving edition: Sunbeam is recalling nearly 1 million Crock-Pot multi-cookers because of a potential burn hazard in pressure cooker mode. [CNN]
- J.M. Smucker Co., owner of Dunkin’ and Café Bustelo, is having a good year in sales of mediocre coffee. [Food Business News]
- The confusing policies and discrepancy between rules and reality that explain why indoor dining is open in many places, but indoor Thanksgiving gatherings are being discouraged. [The Atlantic]
- The New York Times’s most popular Thanksgiving recipe is… [@nytfood/Instagram]
- How the founder of Max Brenner was pushed out of his own company and banned from making chocolate for five years, before making his way back from “hell.” [Entrepreneur]
- When the conservative Black Rifle Coffee Company declined to sponsor Kyle Rittehnhouse, the 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting two people at a Black Lives Matter rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, people on the far right turned against the brand. [Daily Beast]
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