Thanksgiving

1:26am

Wed November 27, 2013
Food

Squash Your Thanksgiving With Tips From The Test Kitchen

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 11:23 am

Joe Keller Courtesy America's Test Kitchen

Squash is the ultimate Thanksgiving food, not turkey. So says Chris Kimball, host of the PBS show America's Test Kitchen.

"Of all the things they served in that first Thanksgiving, there might not have been turkey," Kimball says. Early revelers may have dined on small birds or venison. "The one thing we know they did have was squash. So, if you want to go back to the first Thanksgiving, this is the item to start with."

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1:25am

Wed November 27, 2013
Sweetness And Light

The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 8:55 am

Metro Meteor, a retired racehorse, stands with owners Ron and Wendy Krajewski and one of his paintings at Motters Station Stables in Rocky Ridge, Md., earlier this year.
Jeffrey B. Roth Reuters/Landov

This is a Thanksgiving story about a horse. Actually, a horse artist. I don't mean an artist who paints horses, like Degas or Remington, but a horse who paints — and thereby also raises money for less fortunate horses.

Really.

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2:09pm

Tue November 26, 2013
The Salt

In Vermont, A Wild-Game Church Supper Feeds The Multitudes

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 6:32 pm

Adventurous carnivores from all over New England have been flocking to the Wild Game Supper in Bradford, Vt., for almost 60 years. The fare at this year's event included beaver, boar, moose and buffalo.
Herb Swanson for NPR

The wild-game supper has traditionally been a way for rural America to share the harvest before winter sets in. Food historians trace the ritual back to Colonial times, when families had to hunt in order to eat well, and some providers were better shots than others.

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9:50am

Fri November 22, 2013
Agriculture

Why The ‘Turkey Shortage’ Won't Affect Your Thanksgiving Dinner

No need to panic, there's still plenty of turkey to be had. The "shortage" was only from one company, Butterball, and affected large, fresh birds.
Credit Martin Pettitt / Flickr - Creative Commons

2:09pm

Tue November 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Secrets From The Sky: Parade Confetti Containing Sensitive Data Still A Mystery

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Garbage and confetti lie on the ground after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Nov. 22.
Carlo Allegri Reuters/Landov

Why were secrets raining from the sky during Macy's Thanksgiving Parade? Police still aren't sure.

Inspector Kenneth Lack said Monday the Nassau County Police Department is investigating how confidential records including names of police officers, license plates, and the route of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's motorcade ended up as confetti in Manhattan's annual celebration, The Chicago Tribune reports.

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