In announcing the new Dining In editor, the Times noted thxgiving being the "Super Bowl" of issues.
Is thxgiving really the food Super Bowl of the year? I agree in the sense that it's entirely food-centric i.e. no one really "celebrates" anything and is distracted by another purpose. (though we should be)
On the other hand, it's a pretty uninteresting food day. Year after year we make the same stuff, and since to cook is partially to create, it fails on that score.
Thxgiving: definitely food. Less so culinary.