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In my family everyone has their annual Thanksgiving cooking assignments. My father-in-law roasts the turkey, my mother-in-law mixes up the cocktails, and my job is to make the gravy. With holiday must-haves like cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, gravy, and dinner rolls, there is no shortage of things to prepare.
What dish do you cook for Thanksgiving?
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What is your favorite recipe from your blog?
Do I have to choose just one? I adore the simple Spaghetti al limone, the perfect Blueberry Crumble Muffins and most recently the amazing Stuffed Turkey I made. I combined the traditional American turkey with a date stuffing, which is an ingredient used in abundance in this part of the world.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day, what would it be?
Butter, butter, and more butter. I guess that’s what happens when you grow up in Paris. The French use and abuse butter and it’s never been a problem for them. Somehow everywhere else in the world people have become overly conscious of eating and cooking with it, which is a shame. Everything tastes better with butter!
What is your favorite restaurant and what do you order there?
That is such a tough question! I have several restaurants splattered across the planet that I go nuts for. So let me list a few places which are amongst the ones I love most: L’ami Louis in Paris, Supper in New York (East Village), Yauatcha in London, Mayas In Beirut, and Peppercrab in Dubai.
Who would you love to have over for dinner?
Jamie Oliver, Hugh Grant or Sean Connery. I have a thing for the British it seems.
It’s been less than 24 hours since the year’s biggest feast, but we’re guessing that leftovers abound in your family’s home. Now you can make the most of all of the remaining turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more, with our favorite classic and creative uses for loving your leftovers.
- Nourishing Kitchen suggests topping her Leftover Turkey and Yam Hash with Fresh Sage with a fried egg for breakfast or cranberry relish for lunch (pictured above).
- My Kitchen Addiction turns leftover cranberry sauce into a spreadable treat in Spiced Honey Cranberry Cream Cheese.
- Petite Kitchenesse mixes turkey, gravy, vegetables, and potatoes for stick-to-your-ribs Turkey Pot Pie.
- Turn Thanksgiving dinner into brunch with Not So Humble Pie‘s Turkey Eggs Benedict that layers mashed potato cakes with sliced turkey.
- Instead of the usual turkey soup, try Food 52‘s creative take on Turkey Pho topped with fresh lime and fiery Sriracha.
- Transform your cranberry sauce into dessert with Scoop Adventure‘s Cranberry Sauce Shake.
- My Last Bite’s Stuffing Frittata is an ingenious way to turn traditional stuffing into breakfast or lunch.
Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most iconic and delicious meals of the year. Featuring family favorites like stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce, turkey, and pumpkin pie, it’s no wonder everyone looks forward to the big feast.
What are you most looking forward to eating this Thanksgiving?
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Each Thanksgiving, the most powerful person in America stands over a completely oblivious turkey and offers it clemency. It’s kitschy and bizarre, and yet Americans (and the turkey industry) rejoice with each pardon and subsequent send-off to an early retirement. So what’s the story behind the practice? Continue reading
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Every fourth Thursday of November, almost 90 percent of Americans sit down at the table and feast on turkey. For all our fowl friends out there wondering what gives, here’s a brief history of one of America’s favorite traditions: the Thanksgiving turkey.
The year was 1621 and the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts had barely survived a harsh winter. The nearby Wampanoag tribe saw the colonists’ dwindling numbers and unsuccessful attempts at harvesting crops, and stepped in to help. The Wampanoag introduced them to local crops and showed them how to hunt North American game, and Governor William Bradford hosted a feast in gratitude. Continue reading
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What better way to combat the chill of November than with a warming, hearty bowl of chili? This one-pot meal leaves the doors wide open for creativity, providing the perfect place for beans, veggies, and meats to intermingle.
For a vegetarian version, try Pinto-Bean Mole Chili that is bursting with flavor thanks to classic spices like cumin and chipotle chili. The addition of chocolate adds a surprising sweet twist to this protein-packed bowl of pinto beans and kale. Or if you’re looking to savor the flavors of the southwest, fine 45 minutes in your day to prepare Turkey Chili. Serve this low-fuss main dish topped with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole and a side of crunchy tortilla chops.
What are you favorite ingredients to kick up the flavor of chili?
Now that one of the year’s biggest food days is behind us, it’s time to find use for all of those leftovers. From Sweet Potato Soup with Crisp Prosciutto to your basic turkey and brie panini, we’re arming you with our top picks for recipes that stretch the shelf life of your favorite Thanksgiving flavors.