Browsing the "Thanksgiving" Tag

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21 Food News Stories From 2014 to Make You Feel Grateful for Progress

This is the time of year where we give thanks for what we have, most importantly, our friends and family. We gather around and celebrate with food and drink. Food news stories have been at the center of much discussion this year. From GMO labeling laws to soda taxes, things are getting better in our food system, even while some aspects of it are getting worse (looking at you, Monsanto!).

November 27th

How to Make Turkey Stock

Turkey stock is so simple to make and it adds a great deal of flavor to soups and casseroles. Use up the leftover Thanksgiving preparations and get one more use out of the turkey bones.

November 28th

Sparkling Wine For Thanksgiving

What kind of sparkling wine goes well with Thanksgiving dinner? On this quintessentially American holiday try serving an American bubbly. A few years ago I wrote about the Best Thanksgiving Wines and while the usual suspects of Pinot Noir and sweeter wines like Rieslings were common recommendations, this year I’m thinking of serving some festive American […]

November 22nd

Cowgirl Creamery Cooks: Classic Mac and Cheese [Recipe]

Want to know how to plan a cheese course? What’s the best wine to serve with cheese? How to make the perfect mac and cheese? The stunningly beautiful Cowgirl Creamery Cooks cookbook has all the answers — and more! Just north of San Francisco, in the rolling hills of Marin County, the Cowgirls — as they’re known […]

November 6th

Vegan Thanksgiving: Celebrating a Turkey-Free Table (Recipes Included!)

So you’ve realized there’s no good reason to bother any turkeys, in order to enjoy a day of abundance and thanks. Wonderful! Now let’s get down to business: celebrating Thanksgiving vegan-style, in our meat-soaked food culture, can pose special challenges. Maybe it’s your first Unturkey Day since going vegan, and you’re wondering what to serve. Perhaps you’re traveling to visit non-veg relatives, or hosting omni guests. Social pressure to conform to others’ visions of ‘tradition’ can be daunting, especially coming from family members or close friends. Not to worry! With a bit of planning and forethought, there’s no reason for your vegan Thanksgiving to be anything other than joyful and delicious.

November 19th