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A Lefse Recipe for Thanksgiving — Thanksgiving in America reflects the experience of family and heritage, region and climate, and of what happens when someone from one set of circumstances falls in love with another. Molly Yeh, a Chicago-born food blogger of Chinese and Jewish descent, moved to the border between Minnesota and North Dakota to live with her fiancé, a fifth-generation Norwegian-American farmer.

Lobster Mac and Cheese — Maine did not become a state until 1820, and the history of its Thanksgivings is inextricably linked with those of its former administrators in Massachusetts A 1949 McCall's magazine article about the Sortwell family Thanksgiving in Wiscasset highlighted the family's 150-year history of serving New England roast turkey on "a damask-covered table heavy with the good fruits of the land."

Thanksgiving Office Hours: Ask All Your Questions — The phones are ringing here in our offices, our email servers straining, our social-media accounts pinging or going beep: panicky readers, spouses, cousins, sources, friends. Can you buy parsley in Telluride on Thanksgiving morning? A family of five just invited themselves to dinner, and we're up to 22 for the meal - can we say no?

Fergus Henderson’s Trotter Gear — Trotter gear The British chef Fergus Henderson calls it that - an unctuous and shockingly delicious jellied broth made from pigs' feet, vegetables and Madeira that imparts an intensely flavorful, lip-sticking quality to any stew or soup to which it is added He gave The Times the recipe in 2009

Mojo Turkey Recipe - NYT Cooking — Florida's cuisine ranges from the deep Southern cooking of the humid, citrus-scented central and northern parts of the state to the more Caribbean-inflected cuisine of the marshy lowlands of Miami and the Keys Here, the turkey nods to what happened when Cuban culture drifted onto the Thanksgiving tables of South Florida, with a bird dressed in a marinade of sour oranges (a mixture of orange and lime juice works as well) mixed with a lot of garlic and oregano Serve the bird with black beans and white rice on the side - and a Key lime pie for dessert.

Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Tagine — This recipe for an elegant North African stew comes out of the kitchen of Boulud Sud, Daniel Boulud's sophisticated Mediterranean French restaurant in New York It is a dish steeped in the flavors of North Africa, but also of France Chicken serves as the protein, bathed in a blend of North African spices - cinnamon and coriander, turmeric, ginger powder and cardamom - combined with tomatoes, saffron and a little stock

Thanksgiving Office Hours: Ask All Your Questions — How's your holiday planning going? You have an order in for a turkey? You've decided whether to brine? You know what side dishes you're going to cook? What pies? Do you know how to set the table? Are you going to have place cards? (Do you know who's coming?)

Marrakesh Express — The chef Daniel Boulud has a long history with tagine, the North African stew that takes its name from the elegant earthenware pot in which it is cooked. Thirty years ago, he said recently, he tasted a tagine cooked by a Moroccan magician and cook named Baby Dahane.

New England Roast Turkey — Dublin, N.H., is the home of Yankee Magazine, founded by Robb Sagendorph in 1935, "for Yankee readers, by Yankee writers, and about Yankeedom."

You Taking Care of Yourself? Getting Some 'Me' Time? — Sigmund Freud Museum/Associated Press We haven't talked much about feelings today, about how annoying it is that your sister always has something critical to say, or about how your mom's voice gets thick two bourbons into the afternoon and you know that means a fight's coming later, or about how unbelievably tired the whole business of putting together a meal for your deadbeat children can make you.
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Nov 20, 2014

RT @CheaterChef: @SamSifton US of Thanksgiving is the most brilliant recipe for stirring up conversation. Disagreement is the secret ingredient. #NYTcooking

Nov 20, 2014

RT @mjasdixon: Mending fences! MT “@nytfood: .@samsifton traveled to the North Dakota-Minnesota border to learn to make lefse.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @appleplexy: @SamSifton @NYTCooking #grapegate has unearthed some of the most polite comments of RESPECTFUL DISAGREEMENT, SIR that I've ever seen

Nov 20, 2014

RT @ligayamishan: Watch @mollyyeh (my new girl crush) flip lefse w/@SamSifton & prove herself an honorary Norwegian:

Nov 20, 2014

RT @Mariobatali: I pledge allegiance to the united states of……. thanksgiving!!! cc @SamSifton @nytfood…

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