Everything that is being said is in spanish; my mom started it off and tried to end it quick but then my oldest brother spoke, and lastly my god-brother. Overall, it’s our small thanks to God for the food & everything.
For all thanksgivings what is always expected is the following:
“Pernil” – Pork Shoulder with my mother’s homemade sauce
“Ensalada Mixta/Russa” – Potato Salad : potatoes, hard boiled eggs, carrots, beets, red onions + mayo & vinegar
“Aprepitas” – fried yuca/cassava like chips.
This year there was a bit more:
A different type of Potato Salada with : Sliced boiled potatoes, hard boiled eggs, boiled chayote & red onions
The Shopping : http://www.flickr.com/photos/56294998@N06/sets/72157625489417376/
5 papas sancochado
10 huevos sancochado
4 cucharadas de Mayonessa
1/2 cucharada de aceite de oliva
Un poquito de cilantro
Sal al gusto
I choose this photo to represent my Thanksgiving because in my family my father does most of the work. He cleans around the house, sets the table, bakes the pies, and cook the turkey. My mom cooks the rest of the food, but during Thanksgiving day, my dad is working harder than her around the house, my mom is usually relaxing. I also choose this picture because as you can see there arn’t people in the background, or anything formal, my Thanksgiving is just with my immediate family.When documenting my familys Thanksgiving I took pictures of the event, interviewed my father, and collected artifacts off of facebook of my friends statuses.
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Check out this interview for an anthropologist’s perspective on the holiday.
Find my PowerPoint presentation here. It explains what ethnography is, and what an ethnographic field collection should look like. It includes the expectations for the Thanksgiving project.