November 22, 2017

From Phi Nguyen on the #GiftOfTheMaggi:

My family tried out turkey once or twice before my mom banished them from our Thanksgiving spread forever. We now always have cornish hen and green sticky rice with Maggi soy sauce, alongside some more traditional American staples like mac & cheese and mashed potatoes (but hold that jiggly cranberry sauce, please). After polling several of my Vietnamese friends and reading Viet Thanh Nguyen's article about Thanksgiving, I've concluded that VIETNAMESE PEOPLE HATE TURKEY.

Also, if anyone can think of a good way to wish people a happy time with their families without endorsing the racist and genocidal roots of the Thanksgiving holiday, please let me know. So far, my best attempt is: "Have a restful week and a good time with your family!"

#YouAreNotAlone #TheAsianStereotypeYouDidntKnowAbout#MyAsianThanksgiving #ByeByeBirdie #VietsDoItBetter#NguyenerNguyenerCornishHenDinner