A request in honor of Alice Trillin
- Tom Brenholts Oct 3, 2001 02:58 PM
I suggest that we all have spaghetti carbonara instead of turkey on Thanksgiving Day, in honor of Alice Trillin, wife of Calvin Trillin, who passed away on Sept 11th.
Mr Trillin's food trilogy (American Fried, Alice Let's Eat, and Third Helpings)was my epiphany, where I recognized myself for what I am; a chowhound.
Although I doubt I will be able to convince my family that spaghetti on Thanksgiving is a good idea, I salute your noble intent. I am also glad that Calvin Trillin had the opportunity to write his recent piece in the New Yorker, which featured Chowhound.com prominently, before this sad event occurred. Hats off to them both.
We do many side dishes at Thanksgiving. Perhaps the Spaghetti Carbonara could be one more, and a fitting tribute as well.