A Qantas jetliner takes off from Sydney Airport in Australia Oct. 31.
November 24, 2011 How do Americans celebrate this national holiday when overseas? We put the question to our Facebook fans. Among the more than 1,200 responses: Turkey with all the fixings plus pasta in Villasanta, Italy; buying a small turkey for $60 in Katmandu, Nepal; and sharing dumplings with Czech friends in Prague.
Violist Nicholas Cords likes his Japanese soba noodles on the quiet side.
November 23, 2011 Brooklyn Rider's intrepid violist finds a perfect musical partner for his favorite Japanese food.
November 23, 2011 Lasting three days with no turkey or pie, and very few women, the first Thanksgiving was a political gathering focused on cementing an Indian-Pilgrim military alliance, and nothing like what we celebrate today.
November 23, 2011 Americans' favorite way to eat leftover Thanksgiving turkey is in a sandwich the next day. But this time, think outside the bread: Try tucking turkey into quinoa salad, quesadillas or an egg scramble. Cranberries and mashed potatoes get a second life, too.
November 22, 2011 Suggestions for pairing wine and classical music from one of Chicago's top sommeliers — a former professional percussionist.
November 22, 2011 How do you make the perfect turkey? Shirley Corriher and Harold McGee, experts on the science of food and cooking, explain how to make sure the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table is deliciously moist.
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Operatic tenor Joseph Calleja has a passion for music, food and wine.
November 21, 2011 The celebrated tenor pairs music and wine with three seasonal dishes from his home country.
What are your favorite music and food pairings?
November 18, 2011 Does Mozart go with meat loaf? Grieg with gravy? What are your perfect food and music pairings?
Linda Wertheimer's recipe for lemon fruitcake, handed down from her mother.
November 18, 2011 Among the letters we received this week, many listeners shared their love of autumn in response to guest host Linda Wertheimer's essay on the simple joys of the season. In response, we're sharing her mother's fruitcake recipe.
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Which composers would you invite to your Thanksgiving table?
November 18, 2011 Commentator Miles Hoffman invites an eclectic group of long-gone composers to Thanksgiving dinner.
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It may look like traditional stuffing, but this comfort dish has a twist: crumbles of spicy-sweet Hawaiian Portuguese sausage.
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November 16, 2011 It may look like traditional stuffing, but this comforting dish has a twist: crumbles of spicy-sweet Portuguese sausage. Americans nowadays tend to set their holiday tables with foods reflecting many countries' traditions.
November 25, 2010 For All Things Considered's annual Thanksgiving story, Bailey White writes about two elderly women who live together. The pair get into trouble one night when they recline in the backyard to look at the full moon, and they get stuck. They wind up there all night, rescued by the mailman in the morning. They find the story funny, but a relative gets concerned. Changes come to the women's lives -- and not all of them are welcome in the end.
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The Smurf balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
November 25, 2010 People all around the nation are celebrating Thanksgiving with both time-honored traditions and new experiences.
November 25, 2010 Joe Heller and R.J. Matson wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.
November 25, 2010 Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about Thursday's NFL games. There are three games, spaced out so a fan won't be without football for more than an hour from noon to midnight.
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