Isabella Colbdorf feeds salad to a turkey at this year's Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, on Nov. 20, 2011.
November 23, 2011 At a farm in upstate New York, the only worry turkeys have around Thanksgiving time is which dishes they want to dig their beaks into. They're the guests of honor at a feast honoring the birds. Sponsors pay $30 to keep the turkeys happily fed and far from the slaughterhouse.
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November 23, 2011 Plumbers and emergency room doctors have plenty of business come Thanksgiving. An ER doctor has some useful tips for steering clear of her and her colleagues over the holiday.
Narragansett and Standard Bronze heritage breed turkeys browse at a farm in Westport, Mass.
November 23, 2011 Heritage turkey breeds would be extinct if people didn't raise them. And farmers won't raise them if people don't eat them. Breeds like the Narragansett that were close to extinction a decade ago are making a comeback as people choose to go with the darker, gamier meat.
November 23, 2011 The short story writer once wrote that Thanksgiving is the "one day that is ours ... the one day that is purely American." President Obama this morning urged Americans to "remember what that means."
Serve this for T-Day, and you'll be in sync with history.
November 23, 2011 Oyster ice cream may be more traditional fare than many of the dishes we serve for Thanksgiving, says chef José Andrés. He's showcasing American food history in his collaboration with the National Archives. But modern diners can appreciate this briny treat, too.
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To grandmother's house they go: A highway in San Diego last evening.
November 23, 2011 OK, we all know the roads and airports are going to be crowded. Maybe you get up early to avoid the rush? Stay over until Friday or Saturday? Just stay home?
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November 23, 2011 With other primates, we humans share everything from a grasping hand to a propensity for cultural tradition to joyful feelings at reuniting with loved ones.
Restaurants appeal to "activity-rich time-poor" Americans on Thanksgiving, the National Restaurant Association says.
November 22, 2011 For most people, Thanksgiving means dinner at home. But 14 million Americans eat their turkey and stuffing in restaurants. And many of them say they love the chance to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, without having to clean the oven and stuff the bird.
November 22, 2011 No amount of explanation, be it a "Theory of Everything" or a religious theology, will reduce the power of experience.
That puddle of grease is unlikely to be a source of tasty flavors for your next meal, experts say.
November 19, 2011 Preparing for a Thanksgiving feasts brings a host of extra domestic tasks. Here's one you might not think about until you go to cook your turkey: how important is it to clean the oven?
It's easy to misuse a meat thermometer.
November 10, 2011 Twenty percent of people say they often use a food thermometer — but they're probably lying. Used right, a thermometer is the best tool to make sure that food has been cooked long enough to be safe.
November 25, 2010 As I hope is also true for many of you, I’m on my way to connect with a large family gathering. Hence I’ll treat myself to a blog bye and instead refer you to a splendid reflection on Thanksgiving from Gail Forsyth-Vail.
November 24, 2010 The Two-Way is going to try to take a few days off and we hope most of you get the chance to as well.
The scene this morning at a security checkpoint inside Washington's Reagan National Airport.
November 24, 2010 The sense is building that fliers are making their way through the enhanced security checkpoints at the nation's airports on this busy travel day with relative ease.
November 24, 2010 When it comes to desserts, the world tends to be divided. You have your cake people, and your pie lovers. But now, there's a jaw-dropping creation that we may all be able to agree on -- the cherpumple.
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