Local Thanksgiving Dinner

A Simple and Local Thanksgiving without too much fuss

All week we’ve been sharing some new recipes that really showcase local meat and vegetables without much fuss. The recipes are easy, the tastes are pure, and the shopping lists are short. If you’re looking for a way to change things up this year or what to bring something special to a dinner someone else is hosting, we invite you to try one of our very own recipes this holiday. And the best thing? You can probably find almost all of these ingredients locally!  Continue reading “A Simple and Local Thanksgiving without too much fuss”

Turkey with 100 cloves of garlic, spatchcocked

Turkey with 100 Cloves of Garlic [recipe with gluten free gravy]

Captain’s log, stardate -307097.0319634703. We have travelled through a wormhole and entered a peculiar dinner star system in the Plimoth Alpha sector on a most critical mission of gastrophysical research. These early Earth inhabitants consume a large domesticated fowl, known to them as “turkey” and surround it with illogical amounts of a cousin plant to the now extinct onion. They call this “turkey with 100 cloves”. We are here to observe and attempt to understand the event that changed the course of human history forever. This garlicky dish directly led to the development of our transporter. Continue reading “Turkey with 100 Cloves of Garlic

the rise of chicken popularity over turkey for thanksgiving

Chicken vs. Turkey: The Battle for Thanksgiving

According to some fast research on Google Trends, interest in chicken for Thanksgiving has more than doubled in the past ten years while interest in the classic turkey for Thanksgiving has gone down almost 20%. This surprised me, because not only is turkey THE American tradition for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s also priced insanely cheap in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Any meat under $1/lb is bound to be popular. But it would seem turkey is losing its grasp on consumers when they plan their holiday menus. If not for tradition or economics, why on earth are Americans turning to the simple chicken for one of the most celebrated dinners of the year?

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