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Natural Selections: Tryptophan

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about tryptophan, and why you may need a new excuse for falling asleep after a turkey dinner.  Go to full article
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings.  Photo: Todd Moe
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings. Photo: Todd Moe

Thanksgiving as a teaching moment in Long Lake

Students, teachers and staff at Long Lake Central School celebrated Thanksgiving with a special lunch this week. It included turkey and the usual side dishes: potatoes, stuffing, corn bread, carrots, and pies o'plenty for dessert.

For the last three years, the school has celebrated the Holiday with special meals during their usual lunch periods. But on Monday, the entire school celebrated with one big meal -- everyone ate together in the gymnasium. The highlight was locally grown vegetables and dishes prepared by the students.

The staff and teachers are hoping the annual event allows their students to learn more about creating community, cooperation and fun by commemorating our national harvest festival. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Tony Salerno watches from his makeshift blind.
Tony Salerno watches from his makeshift blind.

Hunting for wild turkey, savoring a north woods morning

The spring turkey hunt is underway across the North Country. For many outdoorsmen, it's one of the most challenging and satisfying hunts of the year. The weather is generally good, there are few bugs, and the Adirondack Mountains in May are stunningly beautiful. Brian Mann headed out this week with two veteran sportsmen from Moriah, in the Champlain Valley. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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

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

Natural Selections: White Meat, Dark Meat

The Thanksgiving holiday brought some questions to mind for Martha Foley about turkeys. For instance, why is dark meat dark? She and Dr. Curt Stager discuss turkey anatomy.  Go to full article

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