“Incidentally, Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with the U.S. observance of Columbus Day and has done so since the United States implemented the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1971 (most countries in the Western Hemisphere fix Columbus Day to October 12). As such, U.S. towns with high amounts of Canadian tourism will often hold their fall festivals over Thanksgiving/Columbus Day weekend in part to draw and accommodate Canadian tourists.” -says wikipedia

So if you are taking the day off and feasting at home,

due to you being a Canadian tourist, or a celebrator of the American-Italian holiday of Columbus Day

-Chances are you are going to miss out on this….

Casarecce, with Lobster Mushroom Ragu,

(just to clarify, no actual lobsters were harmed while making this sauce, the variety of funghi is called a “lobster” mushroom. )

Casarecce, lobster mushrooms

Also today:

Mafaldine, alla Bolognese

Spaghettini, with toasted almond-basil-mint Pesto