Chef Dominique Crenn was raised in Versailles, France. She now makes an incredible Thanksgiving dinner, but when she first came to the U.S., the entire holiday threw her off.
She sat down with NPR’s Steve Inskeep to discuss how she cooks for Thanksgiving.
“I was a little bit lost when I came here,” she told Inskeep. “I had no idea what Thanksgiving was about.”
In France, turkey is eaten at Christmas. So the American phenomenon of Thanksgiving turkey and dressing mystified her.
“Oh, a month before Christmas, we’re gonna eat Turkey?”
But now, she’s hooked. Crenn has been celebrating Thanksgiving for about 20 years. “This is a pretty cool holiday,” she said.