An NPR Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Feasts
Thanksgiving 2002 --Toss out those candied yams and green bean casseroles: This holiday season, NPR offers some fresh approaches to the traditional turkey dinner. Below, npr.org showcases Thanksgiving food-related stories and discussions from a range of NPR programs.
For Thanksgiving, a Bailey White Short Story
It's a Thanksgiving Day tradition on All Things Considered for commentator Bailey White to read an original short story. This year's story is "Almost Gone;" read it, or hear it again, online.
Bob Edwards' Thanksgiving Fantasy Feast
Being the host that he is, Bob Edwards continues the Morning Edition
tradition of bringing together the creme de la creme of cookery for a
fantasy holiday feast. This year's celebrity chef potluck features Julia
Child, Maida Heatter, Paul Prudhomme, Wolfgang Puck -- and one would-be
party crasher. NPR Online offers a sample of recipes from the gourmet
repast, and an illustrated slideshow of the gathering.
Music for the Plucking
On Morning Edition hear about the perfect accompaniment for preparing
the holiday turkey. Music commentator Miles Hoffman joins the show to
discuss pizzicato and the joys of plucking stringed instruments.
Holiday Cooking with 'Talk of the Nation'
As cooks across America prepare to serve holiday repasts, Talk of the Nation asks some of the nation's top cookbook authors to share culinary tips and favorite recipes. Join host Neal Conan and cookbook author Mollie Katzen (left) as they prepare a stuffed mushroom recipe on the air; and online, read more recipes from Katzen and other guests.
Susan Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe
Every Thanksgiving season, NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg shares her classic family recipe for cranberry relish. This year, Stamberg shares the recipe with NPR's Steve Inskeep, weekend host of All Things Considered; and some NPR fans share their own relish rituals, reviews and serving suggestions.
Got Thanksgiving Leftovers? Make Glop
When Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan was a child, the dish that defined delicious -- and made good use of all the Thanksgiving dinner leftovers -- bore the none-too-appealing name of glop. Exclusively for NPR Online, Conan recreates the family glop recipe.
Movies Fit for a Holiday Feast
In an occasional series on npr.org, NPR film fanatic Bob Mondello offers holiday-themed suggestions for classic movies worth screening. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Mondello lists his recommendations for film feasts. Share your own favorite food-themed movies with our online community, and read other Mondello film favorites, exclusive to npr.org.
Gin for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to feast with friends and family and to rest up, because the frantic holiday shopping season begins the following day. But not to worry, NPR's Alex Chadwick has one suggestion on how to unwind. A storied spirit that's making a comeback in the new world -- Plymouth Gin.
Choosing Your Thanksgiving Wine
Wine experts Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher join The Tavis Smiley Show and NPR correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates to share their wine picks for your Thanksgiving feast.
Butterball Chief Prepares for Thanksgiving Blitz
Butterball CEO Bob Wright talks turkey about a business that does roughly half its yearly business during the holiday season. Wright says his company -- a division of ConAgra Foods -- is about to trot out a variety of new turkey products. Wright's interview is from The Motley Fool Radio Show.
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Previous NPR Coverage
The trendy new way to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey requires having a fire extinguisher nearby. Nov. 23, 2000
A Talk of the Nation discussion about Thanksgiving Day food, family and tradition. Nov. 22, 2001
Ever wonder how many calories are in your Thanksgiving dinner? Nov. 20, 2001
A satirical song apologizing to the turkeys who sacrifice their lives for Thanksgiving feasts. Nov. 23, 2000