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Podcast: A Sabra Thanksgiving, with turkey, cranberries and even pumpkin spice

An Israeli chef, Tel Aviv mom and Anglo immigrant talk about how and why they celebrate this most American of holidays

Welcome to Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel.

Thanksgiving has long been celebrated by American immigrants living in Israel, but it also draws Israelis, native Sabras who don’t necessarily know from pilgrims and pumpkin pie.

This week, we’re speaking to Israelis who have long celebrated Thanksgiving, including chef Snir Eng-Sela and Tel Aviv resident Yael Cnaan, who tell how and why they celebrate this very American holiday.

They discuss why they celebrate this holiday about all foods related to pumpkin, stuffing and cranberries.

There’s also their search for whole turkeys, where to procure fresh cranberries, the best way to prepare fresh pumpkin for pie, and what Israelis love about this holiday that stems from another country and tradition.

The podcast also includes a conversation with Gavi Nelson, the US-born founder of Eating Around Israel, who exports his special spice mixes, and created his own Middle Eastern version of pumpkin spice, just the thing for DIYing your own pumpkin spice lattes.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving.

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