I have always been intrigued by Thanksgiving — the traditions, the meal, the idea of a holiday that is simply about being thankful. For my family, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Some foods, like turkey and mashed potatoes, may be familiar. But there are a few twists. Since I grew up in the Caribbean, I’m allowed a Caribbean dish or two. The reliability of the menu — with a little flexibility sprinkled in — seems to unite us as a family while acknowledging our different cultural backgrounds.