Brian Walsh
Nov 19, 2018

We always find a reason to celebrate here at CodeScience — from costume contests to our annual out-of-office contest — we look for ways to have fun and come closer as a team. Thanksgiving is a special holiday for me for a number of reasons — one, it involves food — and anyone who knows me knows that I love to cook. For me, cooking is meditative. When I’m chewing on a hard problem (pun mostly intended), cooking gives me the headspace to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

Thanksgiving for me is also about connections. Ever since I was a kid, I treasure the connections made around the dining room table. Whether it was reliving memories and passing down stories, or forging stronger bonds with friends and family, there is nothing quite like sitting down, eating a meal, and enjoying the conversations that follow.

Back at the start of October, I threw out the idea of doing a Thanksgiving cookbook on our #CookingandEating Slack channel. It was met with an outstandingly positive response and so the process of crowdsourcing a cookbook began. This was a chance for each CodeScientist to share just a bit of their home with colleagues — especially since we’ve experienced a lot of growth this year.

The cookbook exceeded our expectations, and we are excited to reveal the results with you. Each and every recipe in here is a tried and true Thanksgiving classic of our fellow CodeScientists. We want to give thanks to you and share our families’ recipes to add to your own holiday table.

I’m going to showcase one of the Walsh family recipes that comes from the Thomas Keller Cookbook. I’ve used this recipe for years, and while it requires quite a few ingredients and time, I’m sure you’ll find that it’s worth it.

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We hope that this holiday season is a time for laughter, love, and connection. From our family to yours,

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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