Happy Thanksgiving

This past week has been insane.  Tonight will be the third big elaborate over the top dinner party I will have cooked with in a week and can I just say: It’s exhausting.  Tho the minute I say that I have to wonder, maybe the wine drinking during those parties and the late nights and bad sleep that result don’t really help either.  What’s a boy to do?

I started a post about bringing and cooking a Heritage turkey that I will indeed post this week as Turkey is something that is cooked all year-long (even though this was my first Heritage bird ever and I think maybe only my 2nd Turkey every – someone I never was interested in cooking them…which is changing, but more on that later).

Above is the menu for tonight, after doing Thai Turkey on Sunday I thought it would be good to mix things up.  Some of out company are coming from an afternoon feast and I’m sure they will appreciate a change from sweet potatoes, Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.

And if you really were interested in trying something new this year I saw this at Whole Foods:

OK back to the kitchen, have a great thanks giving and thanks again everyone for stopping by Urbanfoodguy and taking part, without you it would be awful lonely here 😉

 

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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3 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Happy thanksgiving! I can’t believe that there is a jar containing both bacon and cranberries out there in the world. Hope you recover from all that cooking — maybe time to get down with some leftovers?

  2. Chris & Skip says:

    A smashing line up! Bet it was a memorable eve for all. Hey, how do you do your curry cauliflower? I over bought at the market Tuesday.

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