Contributing editor Joan Nathan is encroaching on my beat! In her Thanksgiving-themed essay on the importance of tradition in cuisine today in Tablet Magazine, she reports on various dishes served by two friends: Myra Kraft, the wife of Bob Kraft, who owns football’s New England Patriots; and Annette Lerner, wife of Ted Lerner, who owns baseball’s Washington Nationals. The Lerners, who are observant Jews, do not attend Friday-night home games. But as for Thanksgiving, I have a guess as to where the Krafts will be enjoying Myra Kraft’s brisket and tsimmes: Detroit, where the Pats will be playing the Lions in the Detroit squad’s traditional Thanksgiving Day 1 pm slot.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.