Though she lives in London, chef Judy Joo normally travels to Los Angeles for a big Thanksgiving celebration at her sister’s house. As many as 50 people fly in from around the world for a multicultural feast featuring traditional American foods, Korean recipes, Korean American favorites, and even a few Japanese dishes.
The turkey comes with a side of kimchi, a platter of sushi, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, and Ritz cracker-topped creamed corn casserole. “It is a gastronomical delight,” says Joo. Then she laughs, “or disaster, depending on how you look at it.”
Thanksgiving is Joo’s favorite holiday, “Mainly because I love to eat,” she says. This year, staying put in London’s lockdown with only her boyfriend, Joo plans to make her holiday meal for two just as special – and she shares tips and tricks to make sure that everyone else can do the same.