Rocker Billy Joel and his chef wife Katie Lee are such big fans of America’s Thanksgiving holiday they’ve already celebrated – over a month early.
The couple had their Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends, at the beginning of October – because Joel will be on tour in Australia at the end of November, when the official Thanksgiving Day is celebrated across the US.
Joel’s wife said: “We had a Saturday free and had a little Thanksgiving party with friends.”
She admits the holiday has become a big deal for her and Piano Man Joel – because she’s had her best and worst experiences in the kitchen over Thanksgiving.
She explained: “My biggest disaster meal was probably about six years ago when I did a Thanksgiving dinner. Billy and I had just moved into the new house. There were still boxes everywhere and I invited 15 people over. Because it was a new house I hadn’t used the oven because I only lived there a week, so the oven wasn’t properly calibrated.”
She added: “I had taken all this time to make homemade rolls from scratch; they were black on the top and doughy on the bottom. The turkey breasts burned but the legs were raw and I burned myself. Now Thanksgiving is my favourite meal to cook. I love to make turkey with maple syrup, orange juice and chicken broth basting every 30 minutes because it really caramelises the skin. But it’s a quirky holiday for us because we never celebrate it on the real date because a lot of times my husband is on tour so we’ll have Thanksgiving a couple of weeks before.”
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