Tag Archive: Thanksgiving

Nov 22 2018

Translator: Thanksgiving: (Almost) Everything You Know is Wrong

We lost our friend, Translator aka Dr. David Smith, five years ago last January. He suffered from depression and his untimely death left those of us in the blog communities who knew him wondering if we could have done more to help him through his struggles. The holidays are rough on people who suffer from …

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Nov 22 2018

What’s Cooking: Turkey Carving 101

I suspect that a lot of people will need to watch this. My condolences to the turkeys that were sacrificed to provide the feasts.  

Nov 22 2018

Alice’s Restaurant Thanksgiving

Re-posted from 11/25/2010 This one was really fun to put together with clips from the movie & Arlo performing “Alice” in the same Church 40 years later. center> Transcript is here Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 21 2018

An Anthology of Turkey Day Helpful Hints and Recipes

Republished from November 18, 2012 because it’s that time of year again. Over the last couple of years I’ve shared some of the recipes that I served at the annual Turkey Feast. There have also been diaries about cooking the bird, whether or not to stuff it and suggestions about what to drink that will …

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Nov 19 2018

What’s Cooking: Turkey Technology

If you’re an experienced cook or one who looks at the kitchen as a foreign country and are preparing a turkey on for Thanksgiving, or any time for that matter, our hero is Alton Brown and his absolutely fool proof method for roasting a turkey is here. No basting required which leaves you time for …

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Dec 23 2017

What’s Cooking: Thoroughly Modern Meatless Mince Pie

Mince pie is a old holiday tradition that can be traced back to 13th century when European crusaders returned from the Middle East with recipes for meats, fruits and spices. Mincing was a way of preserving meats without salting or smoking. The pie has been served at royal tables and, at one time, was banned …

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Nov 25 2017

What’s Cooking: Don’t Throw That Turkey Carcass Out

An oldie but a goodie reposted from November 25, 2010 – TMC I know by tonight you will be sick if looking at the remnants of dinner, especially that turkey carcass because you aren’t done with it yet. I’m going to walk you through making turkey stock. First you will need a big pot, I …

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Nov 23 2017

Happy Happy Turkey Day

Eat me! There’s no denying I like flesh, mostly of the processed and cured kind which contains all those nitrates, salt, and fats that make it very, very bad for your health. Also I neither care or think much about those animals who sacrifice their lives to feed me. It’s a moral failing, I know. …

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Nov 23 2017

Family Values

You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides, you will play golf, and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. My people will have pain …

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Nov 23 2017

The Real History of Thanksgiving

This about sums up the real history of Thanksgiving. Yes, Jeff Jeffries made that sound funny. We pay attention when it makes us laugh. That said, this is the story that should be repeated at every Thanksgiving table. We are all immigrants, Native American’s are not. They deserve our profound apology and better respect than …

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