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5 Unexpected Thanksgiving Sides

By Joel Kahn | November 20, 2012

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Photo: Aine Carlin

Despite all the hype around turkey and roasts this time of year, Thanksgiving is really made by the side dishes. Everyone knows the established canon (cranberry sauce, stuffing, etc.), so here are some adventurous dishes that would not be out of place next to your golden bird. All of these recipes are vegetarian, too, so they are sure to please a wide range of guests. Read More

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5 Not-Quite-Traditional Thanksgiving Appetizers

By Joel Kahn | November 20, 2012

Photo: Paul Brissman

 

Photo: Paul Brissman

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate this wondrous melting pot we call America—and it only makes sense to incorporate some different cultures into this year’s feast. To inspire creativity, here are a few recipes that will add some spice and zing to any Thanksgiving’s first course…even if they might not be what one traditionally expects. Read More

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From HuffPo: 10 Recipes, 10 Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 16, 2012

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This article was originally published on November 14th in the Huffington Post.

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday — it’s a day that’s American to the core and it’s a day that’s all about what and how we eat.

I learned from my grandmother, who grew up in devastating war times, how important it is to keep with tradition and celebrate the holidays during tough times. Hurricane Sandy showed us that more than anything. Residents in the New York area witnessed the kind of impact one act of nature can have, and now more than ever we need to keep tradition to lift our spirits. It’s also the time to offer whatever you can to friends, neighbors or anyone who could benefit from even the smallest gesture of kindness. Read More

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Does Turkey Make You Tired?

By Tawnya Manion | November 14, 2012

Photo: Rene Mayorga

L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid the body uses to build protein, is found to regulate the appetite, induce sleep, and elevate your mood. However, this time of year Tryptophan is notorious around the Thanksgiving table for putting everyone into a food coma. However,  we must ask ourselves is it the turkey, the pumpkin pie, the alcohol, or the copious amounts of calories consumed that makes people tired after devouring this festive feast? Read More

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Detoxing After The Holidays

By admin | January 1, 2012

Photo:  abrinsky

Photo: abrinsky

So you ate too much yesterday? Who didn’t?! As Americans, we know Thanksgiving and Christmas as the days when we overlook overeating all in the name of good spirit and celebration. And although we can’t take back everything we ate yesterday, we can take a couple steps to help detox and bring our bodies back to normalcy after much indulgence.

Here are a few tips you can use today to help your body feel as happy as you did when eating that meal yesterday. Read More

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How to Choose Perfect Holiday Wines

By admin | December 23, 2011

Photo: Emiliano De Laurentiis

Photo: Emiliano De Laurentiis

By: Michele Wolfson

Wine can be an essential part of a meal (or of a day for that matter), especially during the Holidays. Preparing a huge Thanksgiving feast for 15 people with 15 side dishes can leave you feeling overwhelmed, to say the least. Not to mention that Christmas and Chanukah are right around the corner, which means more cooking and gatherings that focus on food and beverage. Don’t let the task of choosing wines that pair well with your dishes weigh you down like it’s a chore. Ignore the books that over-complicate matters and the formulas that give out too much information that by the end of reading, your head is spinning.

The truth of the matter is that you should choose wines that have simple characteristics when it comes to pairing them with meals that have a variety of different dishes. Read More

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NBPA Hosts Its Annual Great Turkey Giveaway At Red Rooster

By admin | November 24, 2011

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Yesterday was a grand day for Red Rooster Harlem as the National Basketball Player’s Association held its annual Great Turkey Giveaway and press conference at the restaurant. Every year the NBPA hosts a Turkey giveaway just before Thanksgiving as a way for the players to give back to the community and this year they held their altruistic event at Red Rooster. The Harlem community lined up along 126th Street as NBA player Charles Jenkins and Marcus passed out turkeys to those waiting.  Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By admin | November 24, 2011

Photo: cpmanda

Photo: cpmanda

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving from me, Red Rooster Harlem, and MarcusSamuelsson.com! May you all be surrounded by your loved ones and have a happy and festive holiday. Let us not forget to have the spirit of Thanksgiving and generosity to those who may be in need, not just during the holiday season-but all year around!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Read More

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