If ever there was a beer tailor-made for the Thanksgiving table, it's the Belgian quad. This one from Boulevard Brewing Company — with its warm orangey glow and its complex fruity flavor — is particularly well-suited for a turkey feast.
Even with all the spiced lattés, pumpkin beers, nutmeg-dusted baked goods, and squash-filled treats in the world, there will always be one day of the year when we crave the real deal. Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie just wouldn't feel right. Here is our version of the classic pie, plus a few tricks to help you make it the best one you've ever had.
Q: I have been a vegetarian for about 15 years and every year for Thanksgiving I just skip the stuffing. This year I've decided that I'm tired of being left out! So, I am on the hunt for a GOOD vegetarian stuffing recipe.
As you've probably heard, this holiday season includes the once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah, an occasion more popularly known as Thanksgivukkah. Cooks all over the country are embracing the opportunity to mix the traditional foods of two holidays on one table, and this week we are sharing Thanksgivukkah recipes and ideas from our favorite chefs and cookbook authors.
Today Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Ripe, talks about the non-traditional holiday meal her family is planning, inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's cookbook, Jerusalem.
Thanksgiving is upon us again, and I am sure all of you are looking forward to relaxed gatherings with friends and family. Small or large, thoughts are not just on the food to be prepared, but also on the wines to serve. Choosing Thanksgiving wines should be an enjoyable task, not riddled with anxiety. Read on for some tips to help you chose confidently and stay within budget — and I'll share what I'm serving this year as well.
Hanukkah, which is also known as The Festival of Lights, is a joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated during the chilly winter, it brings warmth and light — both figuratively and literally — into people's homes. Families gather together to light a menorah (candelabra), which is set near a window so the candles' glow emanates outward into the street. They spin four-sided tops called dreidels. And, most importantly for our purposes, they eat all sorts of comforting, delicious fried foods.
Whether your personally celebrate Hanukkah, or are just really into deep frying, here is a guide to Hanukkah's many tasty food symbols and customs.
There are a lot of things that can make a Thanksgiving turkey turn out rather underwhelming. The bird can be dry, flavorless, or just plain boring compared to the rest of the sides and salads that typically accompany the meal.
The infamous Thompson's turkey, however, is said to have magical powers that put it, stunningly, in its rightful place as the star of the table. The people who have made this legendary bird claim it is by far the best turkey they have ever had. The story of how this turkey came to exist and the actual recipe itself change from person to person, but it is always incredibly labor-intensive and shrouded in an air of mystery.
Q: I've been thinking about the ideal Thanksgiving Day breakfast. You know, something to tide you over till the main meal, keeping you safely out of the Hangry Danger Zone, but also something light enough that you feel appropriately eager to dive into a mile-high plate with abandon. Any tried-and-true suggestions?