Thursday, 24 November 2011

A Chennai Consulate Thanksgiving

The U.S. Consulate in Chennai does holidays -- both Indian and American -- really well. Thanksgiving is no exception. Turkey isn't exactly plentiful or cheap, if you can find it around here, but we had turkey, chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes and plenty of Indian dishes, too. All of this for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch yesterday.

Consul General Jennifer McIntyre greets the staff and says a few words about Thanksgiving next to the guest of honor, the turkey.

And then the guest gets carved.  The spread, the throng, the pending indigestion.

A nod to local festivities, literally shovelfuls of biryani, a rice-based delicacy. Just like back home, filling one's plate during a holiday is serious business.

Sarah making her selections. Finally, the usual colorful result. Next year some cranberry for a little snap?

To all family, friends and loyal readers, Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. This is so nice, so heart-warming :) Everyone looks so happy in the pictures :) Thank you for sharing James :) by the way, I also just had chicken biryani recently for the first time, made by an Indian friend. I absolutely loved it! Such heavenly taste :) Happy Thanksgiving to you all! :D

  2. Turkey is really special out here. We had roast chicken with stuffing, accompanied by red wine, for Thanksgiving. :)

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