Hosting Thanksgiving in Paris

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For an American hostess/host, these 4 words are enough to immediately incite a light sweat and raise one’s blood pressure.  Yet, dedicated expats living in Paris tackle this holiday year in and year out. Maybe it is because we find it necessary to cling on to the one truly American feast we have; giving us an opportunity to tastefully exhibit American pride, or maybe it’s an excuse to pass up sole meunière for some good old comfort food. Whatever the reason, executing a flawless Thankgiving meal in France is a challenge and without proper planning and shopping one may be left biting off more than he/she can chew.

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