Being a Latino in the US makes for a unique experience growing up. It means shifting between an English-speaking world and a Spanish-speaking one almost seamlessly. It means being a part of two cultures, each with its own set of traditions, cuisine, history and values. A Latino life, quite simply, is a fusion in more ways than one.
Thanksgiving is one holiday coming up where we see this fusion of cultures, where a little Latino flair is sometimes added to what is traditionally known as an American holiday. In the US, it’s not strange to see Hispanic families place pumpkin flan, pumpkin empanadas, or calabaza de tacha on the Thanksgiving table to celebrate this special holiday of family and hope. In fact, society is starting to take notice. Just take a look at this infographic, courtesy of Hispanically Speaking News, on how Thanksgiving is celebrated in Hispanic households.
Does it ring true for your household? Is there a Latin twist to your Thanksgiving table? If you would like to add a little Latin cuisine to your Dia del Pavo, click on the link below to view a video for a simple pumpkin flan recipe that’s delicious and healthy.