After a wild four years filled with twists and turns, Inauguration Day is officially here. On Wednesday, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 46th president and vice president of the United States. The first female (and black, and South Asian-American) vice president is certainly cause for celebration. But the historic day doesn’t just mark the start of a new presidency, it’s also a time for culinary change as well (something tells us there’s going to be a lot less fast food, for one).
As indoor dining continues to be banned in states across the country, venturing out for special Inauguration Day lunch menus and bottomless brunches might be a nonstarter. If that’s the case, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the swearing-in from home.
To get you started, we crafted a menu inspired by a few of Biden and Harris’ favorite dishes. From the president-elect’s classic American comforts, to Harris’ complex dishes that pay homage to her Indian heritage, these recipes are a great way to honor the incoming president and vice president-elect.
Starting your Inauguration Day festivities off with a refreshing beverage is a must. And a mango lassi is a great way to celebrate Harris’ Indian heritage, as well as Biden’s affinity for sweets rather than alcohol. Lassi, a popular yogurt-based drink, has many variations, including salty ones. But this sweet take on the beverage blends mangoes with yogurt, milk and ice for a velvety smooth concoction.
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