As is our tradition here at Foobooz, we end our pre-Thanksgiving posts with WKRP in Cincinnati’s “Turkeys Away” episode. One of the finest bits of comedy ever created. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s worth the 24 minutes. And if then you’ve already hit Play.
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Here is the injury report for Thursday’s away game against the Lions.
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2009 Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia. Photo | AP/Matt Rourke
Philadelphians will be able to walk on by at tomorrow’s 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade, as Grammy winner Dionne Warwick and a host of other celebrities headline the 96th annual festivities on the Parkway, billed as the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the nation. Read more »
So just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, I got a link from Gov. Tom Wolf’s office with his family’s stuffing recipe. Stuffing is something that people tend to be particular about, and I was naturally curious what Wolf’s family would be stuffing in its turkey. The link gave me the answer: butter.
That’s right. Butter is the secret ingredient—and how—in this treasured family recipe. Read more »
Black truffle deviled eggs and a black beer at Bru | Photo via Bru Craft & Wurst
Somewhere along the line someone got the good idea to tap some stouts, porters, black IPAs and other dark beers on Black Friday. And so now that’s becoming as much a tradition as heading out to the mall early. But we have to say, dark beers appeal to us a lot more than heading out to a big box store while its still dark out.
So check out these dark beers on Black Friday specials, and one that couldn’t wait till Friday.
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Today, Wednesday, November 25th, Andrew Wood, executive chef of Russet and Guillermo Pernot, chef-partner of Cuba Libre will be guests of WHYY’s Radio Times as host Marty Moss-Coane continues the show’s Thanksgiving tradition of inviting in area chefs to talk turkey and all the fixings.
The chefs will be on in the second hour of the show, that means from 11 a.m. to noon on 90.9 FM and rebroadcast from 11 p.m. to midnight. Radio Times can also be heard on Sirius/XM’s NPR Now 122 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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Whoa, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, people! Cue the mouthwatering visions of baked mac and cheese, turkey, and all kinds of pie. Yum. Okay, so it’s not exactly the healthiest holiday but, while we are a health blog, we support you eating an extra slice of pie and enjoying yourself — after all Gobble Day does only come once a year. And as far as keeping your bod in tip-top shape post-pig out? We’ve got you covered. Here, 10 very sweaty fitness classes happening Friday, November 27th after 10 a.m. — you know, so you can sleep off your food coma. Read more »
• According to the Culinary Institute of America, there’s a right way and a wrong way to carve a Thanksgiving turkey. Here, a quick primer to improve your chopping chops before Thursday. [Mental Floss] Read more »
The first “Friendsgiving?”
“There are lies, damn lies and statistics,” Mark Twain famously said, and it was the last of these that struck me in an article published the other day on Philly.com. Headlined “Millennials Are Celebrating Thanksgiving in Their Own Way—Culturally and Commercially,” the piece detailed the many ways in which the boomers’ children are improving on the holiday. The data analytics company Dunnhumby, based in Cinncinnati and, it would seem, a real entity and not a product of Lewis Carroll’s fevered imagination, performed a new survey showing that millennials are “straying away from tradition while using emerging technologies to shop and plan for the holiday.” This, Dunnhumby says, is “a stark contrast from older Americans.”
What exactly are these profound differences? Twenty percent of millennials, according to Dunnhumby, are planning to purchase their turkey and trimmings via a food delivery app; in the survey, nobody my age (i.e., 55 or older) intended to do so. Who the hell would? Are you going to trust the young idiots who keep bagging your groceries with the canned goods atop the bread and lettuce to choose your Thanksgiving turkey? The apples for your pie? Your green beans? You have to know how to cook to care about how to buy food, and millennials can’t cook their way out of a paper bag. They only know how to eat out and then talk about it all the time. Read more »
You know that point in the day when you’re standing in the bathroom, and you casually turn to the side and notice your belly bloat, patting it as if you were four-months pregnant? The pat — that is what Thanksgiving feels like at 4 p.m. Only, if you wait patiently for 15 minutes, you find yourself thanking your stomach for making a little room for another sliver of pumpkin pie.
Sound familiar? The good news is, if you’re a healthy eater, you can afford to indulge every now and then. But if you’re looking for ways this holiday season to save yourself some of dieting strife, check out my tips for navigating the feast like a nutrition pro.
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