Thanksgiving

Pass the Rolls, Praise Your Host and Don’t Forget the Pickle Platter; It’s Thanksgiving in Brooklyn

May your your cornbread stuffing contain loads of briny East End oysters, and your cranberries be from local bogs. Here’s to the result of those trips home from the Greenmarket with Long Island cheese pumpkins, Jersey Brussels sprouts and Upstate bacon. Pass the rolls, praise the host and don’t forget the pickle platter, without it, it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Brooklyn.

It’s Game Day for Grocers, So Be Kind to Your Clerk! And Read These Reports from the Scrum

While many among us will spend the day goofing off at our desk jobs dreaming of the enormous meal ahead; shopping for the enormous meal ahead; or languishing in LaGuardia to make it in the nick of time to the enormous meal ahead, today is generally one of the busiest days of the year for most markets–be they Green or Whole. As you wait for those cranberries to caramelize, we’d like to offer some reading materials from posts past at our sister pub, Edible Manhattan.

Talk Turkey at Two in a Live Facebook Q&A with Chef Alfred Portale

Don’t forget to join us in just four hours for a live Q & A on our Facebook page with Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill! From 2-4pm, Chef Portale will be answering all your questions about preparing and executing your Thanksgiving feasts (check out more details about it all right here.) Want to know how to flavor the whipped cream on the pumpkin pie with rosemary bitters? You could win lunch for two at his restaurant just by asking!

Psst: Goof off on Facebook Tomorrow and You Could Win Lunch at Gotham Bar and Grill

You’re probably technically at work until Wednesday, but we know what’s really on your mind: What’s the deal with deep-fried turkeys? Is there a secret to super-fluffy mashed potatoes? Are giblets really necessary for gravy? What apples are best for pie? That’s right, there’s plenty of Googling to do in the next few days as you prepare for Thursday’s big feast. But now you don’t have to: Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill will be on-hand tomorrow for a live Q & A on our Facebook page.

Like This: Live Chat Through Your Thanksgiving Feast on Facebook with Chef Alfred Portale

Our colleagues over at Edible Manhattan are teaming up with chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill for a live discussion on the Edible Manhattan Facebook page on Tuesday November 22nd–next Tuesday, and two days before Thanksgiving. From 2 to 4 p.m., Chef Portale will be answering your questions about preparing the perfect seasonal and locally inspired Thanksgiving feast.

Have You Bought Your Thanksgiving Turkey Yet? Here’s Where to Do It

Dig this helpful guide from the folks at GrowNYC, the non-profit group behind city Greenmarkets. It’s a list of which of their farmers citywide are selling turkeys, plus how to order them and where you can pick them up. And if it’s heritage breeds and pastured poultry you’re after, don’t forget your mail-order friends at Heritage Foods USA, whose office is based in Williamsburg. There’s also the Meat Hook (Williamsburg), Marlow & Daughters (Southside), and Fleischer’s Grass-Fed and Organic Meats (Park Slope), too.