Thanksgiving Abroad: OMG I Can't Find Pumpkin Pie

Those of us who routinely spend Thanksgiving off the North American continent but still try to lay out a traditional Thanksgiving dinner probably all have our own stories about being unable to get some vital missing ingredient, and then being forced to make do with something less than optimal...

Switzerland: Apfelwähe (Swiss-style apple tart)

This is not an apple pie as such (the techniques are a lot different though the flavorings are similar). This is a home version of apfelwähe (prounounced APfel-VAY-heh), which is a subset of the larger set of wähen or tarts in general.

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Germany: Mitternachtsuppe / "Midnight Soup"

This soup used to be served to hungry partiers halfway through the all-night balls held in Germany, Austria and Switzerland around the New Year's holiday...

England: Crumpets

This essentially English comfort food has been around for at least a few hundred years, though the actual timing is a little uncertain...