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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Thanksgiving Preparations are Well Underway

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James and I are hosting Thanksgiving!

There is no place like New York City on my favorite holiday. I do the parade.  James does the cooking.

It’s not like we’re equipped to have 9 people for a feast in our place. We have a kitchen the size of a shoe box with an oven the size of an Easy Bake. James has performed tasty miracles in it. He assures me he can roast a turkey breast for 7 adults and two kids in it tomorrow.

He also assures me that it’s all about the sides and that nobody really cares about the turkey. So we’re good.

Thanksgiving is the one holiday where people actually eat seasonal and local foods without even realizing it. Historical implications aside, it’s the one holiday that focuses on food unconditionally. And it ought to make us all think about the things for which we are thankful in our lives.

I share a new picture of Brussels sprouts every year because every year when I walk through a farmer’s market, I hear somebody say, “I had no idea that was how Brussels sprouts grew!” If you didn’t already know, well you do now. I did know how Brussels sprouts grow, and I still think the stalks are pretty awesome. I came across these ones at dusk on Monday at the Union Square Greenmarket and took home two stalks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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