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Even More Thanksgiving Options From the Pike and Old Stove

The Pike food truck at the Corwith Farmstand in Water Mill has a Thanksgiving menu of appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Appetizers offered by the dozen include pigs in a blanket for $14.50, barbecue pulled pork quesadillas for $18.95, and curried tuna cakes with mango salsa for $12.50. The entrees offered by the pound include citrus glazed ham for $14.99, herbed-rubbed turkey for $16.99, blackened sea bass for $17.99, and Cajun roasted pork tenderloin for $22.99.

Nov 23, 2020
Thanksgiving Advertisements from The Star's Archives

Decades ago, the times were different — along with the cost of food, long-distance phone calls, rug cleaning, and table settings.

Nov 22, 2019
Apples Caramel Apples with Pumpkin Pie Spice

It’s decorative gourd season, people, let’s get that pumpkin spice fever!

Oct 3, 2019
Craig Claiborne's cranberry relish recipe continues to get a boost from a long held misconception that it was the recipe of a public radio personality's mother. Craig Claiborne’s Cranberry Relish, Via Mama Stamberg

A somewhat peculiar recipe, and the color is disconcerting. It is a vibrant Pepto-Bismol pink, but it is delicious and I make it every year to go with turkey, and later, roast beef sandwiches.

Nov 16, 2017
Butternut squash at Amber Waves Farm market in Amagansett Butternut Galette

Galettes are rustic French open-topped pastries, usually made with fruits. Inspired by some reading I was doing on the food of Southwest France, where most of France's pumpkins are grown, I decided to try putting the two ideas together for something new to do with pumpkin or its many cousins (Hubbards, butternut, acorn, Turk's turban, or sweet dumpling [Delicata] squashes).

Nov 9, 2000
Basic Turkey Gravy

Make this the day before Thanksgiving and you will have only to add the drippings from the turkey on the great day when you're all hassled anyway. Refrigerate it and reheat it while the turkey is being carved.

Nov 18, 1999
Roasted Baby Pumpkins

Get your little pumpkins right away because they will all be spoiled if they freeze in the field and they keep wonderful at garage temperature. A gang of them arranged on a huge white platter with sprigs of kale for garnish are almost as spectacular as the bird.

Nov 12, 1998
Smoke-Roasted Turkey

While I like all poultry headed for the smoker, gas grill, or oven to be brined at least for a few hours, for a more emphatic flavoring, a brine cum marinade works wonderfully. It's also useful when you don't want to cook your bird for a couple of days. This turkey was left in its marinade in a large covered canner (on the floor of a near-freezing garage colder than my refrigerator) for three days. Carved in thin, small slices this 15-pounder goes a long, long way for a buffet or cocktail party fare.

Dec 5, 1996
Juniper-Rubbed Turkey on the Grill

Turkey on the grill is perhaps my favorite route to a juicy, brown bird - it's fast too. But the stuffing must be cooked separately via oven casserole, which I always do anyway, since even a stuffed bird never has enough stuffing to satisfy my family and friends.

Nov 21, 1996
Potato and Leek Soup

This soup has existed about as long as farming has in western civilizations. It is the mainstay peasant soup of France and can be used as the founda­tion for any number of other vegetable soups. In restaurants this soup is near­ly always pureed, but in the old-fa­shioned country version it is not — the vegetables are simply cooked to near disintegration. My version is a compro­mise because it is intended as a main dish and somehow a pureed soup never seems to make it — the hungry mouth needs something to chew on, I guess,

Serves four.

Nov 3, 1983
Bonac Pumpkin Cake

Faeries may not so much dance as galumph around under the moon after a slice of this rich moist cake laden with fruit and nuts. The directions assume an electric mixer, but you can also beat it together with a wooden spoon.

Oct 27, 1983
Potatoes at Amber Waves Farm Market in Amagansett Long Island Skillet Potatoes

The menu is extensive but only the turkey, squash, and potatoes are prepared from scratch on Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 21, 1974