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Pass The Pie, Cherish The Day: A Thanksgiving Playlist

Get cooking to songs by Sly & the Family Stone, Jill Scott, Sam & Dve and India.Arie. DNY59/Getty Images hide caption

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Get cooking to songs by Sly & the Family Stone, Jill Scott, Sam & Dve and India.Arie.

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My favorite place to be on Thanksgiving is the kitchen—preferably a crowded kitchen. Bringing a festive meal to the stage, whether it's for two people or twenty, requires a kind of focused chaos that makes me feel, well, grateful. For family, friends and food, of course, but also for arguments, spilled drinks, and recipes that fail. But it requires just the right soundtrack to keep the cooks working and the gratitude flowing. Here's mine, honed over many years in the kitchen. Pass the pie, and cherish the day.