In Honor of Thanksgiving, Pemmican from the Native American Plains Gets Made in Midtown

Be sure to take a peek at the current Edible segment airing on NY1 today and Sunday. (And online right here in perpetuity.) Based on a story in the current issue, it’s on Inside Park chef Matt Weingarten’s take on the Native American snack called pemmican, which has historically made use of both fall harvest foods on the Great Plains and a successful hunt for buffalo. It’s kind of like a cross between a granola bar and beef jerky.

Facebook Your Thanksgiving; Pie Tips from Billy’s Bakery

Don’t let the recent mild weather fool you: Thanksgiving is indeed next week. With a reputation of being the most epic meal of the year, perhaps a tiny bit of planning is necessary. On Sunday, November 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., check out the Pie & Coffee 101 with Billy’s Bakery at the Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center. If you’re scrambling to order a turkey and prepare your pie dough, Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill has a few tips to help steer you in the right direction and help provide some professional Thanksgiving troubleshooting. Join us on our Facebook page next Tuesday, the 22nd, from 2-4pm for a live Q & A with the Chef himself.

Live Chat Through Your Thanksgiving Issues with Gotham Bar and Grill Chef Alfred Portale

Cooking a Thanksgiving feast can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned home chefs; one under-cooked turkey and over-baked pie can stain your record forever. No pressure, but think of dinner every night as a read-through, and Thanksgiving dinner as a live performance in front of the President of the United States. That’s why we want you to have your most prepared, most delicious Thanksgiving ever. To that end Edible Manhattan is teaming up with chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill for a live discussion on our Facebook page on Tuesday November 22nd,

With Two Weeks to Go, Here’s How to Buy a Thanksgiving Turkey from the Greenmarket

Dig this helpful guide from the folks at GrowNYC, the non-profit group behind city Greenmarkets. It’s a list of which of their farmers citywide are selling turkeys, plus how to order them and where you can pick them up. Don’t forget the butchers at Dickson’s Farmstead Meats in Chelsea Market or your mail-order friends at Fleisher’s and Heritage Foods USA. (The latter will probably let you order from their new Heritage Meat Shop in Essex Market, too.)