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Thanksgiving in Canada does not tap into the “first Thanksgiving” story many Americans are raised with. You know, the one where friendly Indians taught the nearly-starving pilgrims of Plymouth plantation how to survive. (Usually...
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by Lucy Martin
Oct 13, 2008 — Families may pick different days to gather over the weekend, but today is the official Thanksgiving holiday in Canada. On Sunday, The Branch Restaurant in Kemptville, Ontario welcomed all comers for their second annual free Thanksgiving community dinner as a benefit for the local Salvation Army Food Bank. For transplanted Americans, holding Thanksgiving ahead of Halloween takes a lot of getting used to. But Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin was only too happy to show up and sample the fare. Branch Chef Bruce Enloe talked about what's different and what's the same while getting ready to feed his adopted home town. Go to full article
Nov 23, 2006 — Deciding on the type of turkey for your big holiday feast isn't always easy. You can choose the usual supermarket bird, or you can get a kosher turkey, or one that's been fed only organic feed. You can also buy a heritage turkey - with little wilder history. Rebecca Williams found a farmer near her who's helping to keep these older turkey breeds from going extinct. Go to full article
by NCPR Online
Nov 24, 2005 — What do you do when the dog eats the turkey, and the guests are coming up the drive? And other thanksgiving nightmares...host Gregory Warner calls out to his Aunt Maxine. Plus Hall of Fame fiddler Vincent Boyea, and a 28lb Amish turkey. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Nov 24, 2005 — Todd Moe chats with chef Ruth Calderone, a culinary expert at Paul Smith's College. She's helping with the Thanksgiving meal at her sister's home in Massachusetts, where almost everyone is helping out. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 14, 2002 — Under driving wind and rain yesterday, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a Canadian Thanksgiving service in Ottawa. About 3,500 people joined the royal couple for the outdoor ceremony on Parliament Hill. Todd Moe chats with some of the many royal watchers. Go to full article
Nov 23, 2001 — In the abundance of Thanksgiving, it's hard to ignore questions of fairness. But commentator Paul Willcott found more reason than ever to enjoy this year's feast. Go to full article