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Thanksgiving Recipes Through the Years

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 17:26

Twenty-five years ago this week, Florence Fabricant shared her Thanksgiving Day menu in the pages of The Star, a list some 15 sweet and savory dishes long.

"The turkey, squash, cornbread, cranberries, and pumpkin pie adhere faithfully to the Thanksgiving tradition," wrote the well-known food writer, who was at the time writing a column called "In Season" for The Star. "Scallops, broccoli, potatoes, and beach plums pay homage to local bounty, which, I believe, is an equally important aspect of the celebration."

Ms. Fabricant's menu included staples like turkey with giblet gravy, Long Island skillet potatoes, fresh cranberry chutney, and cornbread and apple dressing, along with some that might not be as common on an East End table today, such as cream of bay scallops and broccoli puree.

Laura Donnelly, The Star's current food guru, and Miriam Ungerer, who wrote the column "Long Island Larder," have also shared their Thanksgiving selections over the years. Find some classic Thanksgiving recipes from the pages of The Star online by clicking here.

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