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A carnivore?s tofurky cooking lesson

In many households today is the day to prep the big turkey. But, some people will be eating Tofurky instead. It's a meat substitute made out of tofu. Rebecca Williams got a cooking lesson from a devoted Tofurky fan and her meat-eating boyfriend.  Go to full article

Getting more out of Thanksgiving dinner

On this Thanksgiving, a consumer expert says you can avoid wasting a lot of food with just a little planning. Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Local foods steal the show this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends. But let's face it, for most of us it's all about food. Martha Foley and Todd Moe put out the call for Thanksgiving menu plans from listeners with a focus on local sources and local foods for North Country Thanksgiving feasts.  Go to full article
Lise Secours enjoys Thanksgiving with her family, including grandson Emerick, at The Branch in Kemptville, ON.
Lise Secours enjoys Thanksgiving with her family, including grandson Emerick, at The Branch in Kemptville, ON.

Giving thanks in Canada

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

Creating a local, sustainable Thanksgiving dinner

Martha Foley talks to horticulturist Amy Ivy about getting a feast onto the table that isn't full of antibiotics and pesticides, and didn't come from thousands of miles away.  Go to full article

Preserving the classic Thanksgiving turkey

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

All Before Five: 11/24/05

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

Thanksgiving Feast in the Berkshires: Chores for Everyone

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

Commentary: Paul Willcott's Thanks

Around many of today's holiday tables, we'll take turns saying what we're grateful for. Commentator Paul Willcott names an unusual blessing that is his.  Go to full article

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving?

Turkey will be the main feature on countless dinner tables today. Commentator Paul Willcott describes how in the run-up to this day, he was tempted to become a vegetarian.  Go to full article

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