Discover a whole new way to celebrate Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is probably North America’s foremost culinary holiday; a feast of gratitude for the autumn harvest and a celebration of all the hard work invested in a fruitful season of farming. All the incredible bounty of the local harvest makes a cliche meal of dry turkey and gloopy cranberry sauce seem like are real missed opportunity to celebrate what season is all about. (Both are relatively modern introductions to a day that was only declared a national holiday in the US in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, and in Canada sixteen years later. In fact, Canada didn’t officially settle on a date until 1957)
To bring a fresh spin to this celebration of the season, The Dep’s resident vegan maven, Emily Zimmerman, brings her creative and diverse repertoire of influences to create a truly festive harvest table that everyone can enjoy.
Colcannon (an Irish mix of scallions and mashed potatoes) mini knishes and sun-dried tomato seitan sausage rolls, served with homemade mustard.
Broccoli, pepita and cranberry salad
Homemade seitan roast with mushroom stuffing and crispy yuba skin.
Smashed potatoes with beer-smoked sea salt, olive oil, and cracked black pepper.
Garlic-infused winter squash with sage and cacao nib pesto.
Miso and onion gravy
Chilled cranberry soup with sour coconut cream
Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper – a freelance chef cooking deluxe, delicious vegan dishes and retro comfort food. She can sometimes be found at The Depanneur hosting the occasional Supper Club or vegan Workshop. Other times she can be found working with the fine folks at ChocoSol.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites an amateur or professional guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.