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Despite the myths that get bandied around about what was served at the first Thanksgiving, the only report we have, from Pilgrim chronicler Edward

What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye, What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie? -- John Greenleaf Whittier, "The

As far as I'm concerned, the best part of holiday meals is the leftovers and the ultimate repurposing of a holiday bird is to

Sitting in the kitchen next to a bowl of gorgeously orange Fuyu persimmons is an elephant. I'm ignoring this uninvited guest as I dream

For weeks I have been incubating ideas about what in my repertoire I might suggest for your Thanksgiving table. With all that's abuzz in

Kabocha squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin, has quickly become my favorite winter squash. The texture is somewhat like a chestnut or potato, unlike