Thanksgiving

4:13pm

Tue November 20, 2012
It's All Politics

Turkey Grower Calls Pardon Of Cobbler (Or Is It Gobbler?) 'An Honor'

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 12:54 pm

The turkeys to be pardoned Wednesday appeared at a press conference Tuesday at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Update at 2:32 p.m. ET:

Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Obama clearly related his own redemption this month to the turkeys he pardoned.

"They say that life is all about second chances, and this November I could not agree more," he said at the pardon ceremony. "The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward."

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11:40am

Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Time Again To Talk Turkey, And Why Frying Can Be Fatal

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 6:22 am

Don't try this at home: A fryer that was put in a garage and into which a still-frozen bird was placed. Those are two common mistakes.
State Farm

We want everyone to be back with us after the Thanksgiving holiday, so it feels like we should revisit the dangers of turkey frying.

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10:45am

Tue November 20, 2012
The Salt

Why Americans Go Crazy For Pumpkin And Pumpkin-Flavored Stuff

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 2:03 pm

Pumpkins for sale at the Mt. Rogers Pumpkin Patch in the a parking lot in Centreville, Va.
Paul J. Richards Getty

At Thanksgiving, many of us will dig into the pointy tip of our first piece of pumpkin pie for the season. However, this Thursday, that nostalgic moment might feel a little less special.

This year, the word "pumpkin" seems to be creeping its way into hundreds of foods, drinks, and other products. As The Huffington Post noted recently, you can now find pumpkin-inspired beers, teas, marshmallows, soy milk, Pop-Tarts, and Pringles.

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5:00am

Tue November 20, 2012
Water Conservation

7 Ways To Conserve Water This Thanksgiving

It’s estimated that to produce the food and prepare a Thanksgiving meal for eight requires over 40,000 gallons of water.
Brad Holt CreativeCommons/Flickr

When you think about Thanksgiving, you might envision a turkey dinner, or spending time with your family. However, do you ever think about water conservation?

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3:23am

Tue November 20, 2012
Author Interviews

Talking Turkey (And Pie) In 'Thanksgiving'

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 2:56 pm

Sarah C. Rutherford Random House

In the introduction to his new book, Sam Sifton lays it out: "Thanksgiving is not easy." Sifton knows whereof he speaks; he's now the national editor of The New York Times, but before he took on that solemn responsibility, he was the newspaper's restaurant critic and a food columnist for its Sunday Magazine.

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