On average, 416 cooking fires occur daily. On Thanksgiving, there are 3 times that many. So beef up your prevention with these holiday fire safety tips.
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My food philosophy is to know what I eat and then eat what I choose. As Thanksgiving nears, I was happy to find this EWG infographic. Healthy choices await.
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, because it’s not about gifts — it’s about family, friends, and food. This year, I’ve ordered a local, organic turkey for the first time. (It’s being delivered today!) And though the turkey is always the star, it would be nothing without its wingmen. In honor of family, friends, and food, I’m […]
Many Americans struggle to even imagine celebrating Thanksgiving without a deceased turkey on the table. Most don’t realize that in fact it’s a completely invented ‘tradition,’ woven from thin air about 200 years after the colonial celebration this holiday commemorates. The idea (surprise!) caught on like wildfire among industrial turkey producers; and the rest, as they say, is history. Modern Thanksgiving customs show clearly how we make up our own ‘traditions’ to follow – so why not create new ones, better suited to our own values of compassion and nonviolence?
The folks at Ethical Ocean shared an infographic with us breaking down the trouble with typical Thanksgiving turkeys. If you haven’t made it to the store yet, there’s still time to vote against these practices with your pocketbook! It’s a little bit hard to read at this size, but you can click on the photo to view a full-sized image that’s much easier on the eyes.
Sometimes the best-laid family Thanksgiving plans do not entirely pan out. Due to various circumstances or issues, your family is left with just a small gathering. With the help of my mother, I have a few great ideas to make sure the house is still warm, and the cooking is still delicious for your holiday […]
How do you save dying species of agriculturally valuable plants and animals? The answer may be as simple as what’s on your dinner plate. A recent article outlined the “eat ’em to save ’em” method of biodiversity protection. Simply put, rare varieties of plants and animals can be saved if consumers demand them. Asking your […]
With the Thanksgiving Holiday just a few days away, you are probably focusing on how to have a green Thanksgiving. I have enjoyed reading tips and ideas from around the Green Options network and the blogosphere. Here are some of my favorite green Thanksgiving posts.
One of the biggest headaches when entertaining, especially during Thanksgiving, is deciding what beverages to serve with dinner. As Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg (authors of What to Drink with What You Eat) wrote in the Washington Post, The prospect of choosing a bottle that will please all of your guests and complement all of […]
This may sound egotistical but I know a LOT more than you do about cooking a turkey. Allow me to explain… Back in 1999, when I was teaching at the California Culinary Academy, I was involved in both the cooking and the tasting of the San Francisco Chronicle Food section’s Turkey Challenge. Over a two […]
Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. I always host the holiday at my house, and I always cook a turkey that is far larger than our needs for our feast. Why? I want the leftovers. Since cooking a turkey is time consuming, not too many of us do it outside of our holiday dinners. By […]
[social_buttons]There’s a lot of strutting and posturing going on right now, which makes me think of turkeys… For a serious foodie, it’s never too early to start planning Thanksgiving dinner. Deciding what kind of turkey to serve is a key piece in that plan. Here’s a quick guide to your turkey choices, and even a […]
Too early to be thinking about Thanksgiving? I don’t think so. It’s heirloom turkey time. Order now before you miss out. Factory farms have been producing most of the meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products in the United States for decades. Although the food is cheap and convenient, this method can create a host of […]