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WNYC's Alterna-Guide to Thanksgivukkah

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's a rarity that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap (it won't happen again for 80,000 years!), but with all the recipes, advice and guides to the celebrations, we're feeling a dangerous amount of holiday overload. So what if the two actually cancelled each other out? Think of all the amazing things you could spend your time doing. Here, a guide to an anti-Thanksgivukkah long weekend.

 

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Top Five Expressions of Thanks in Classical Music

Monday, November 25, 2013

Expressing thanks through music requires nuance—a challenge for any skilled composer. Luckily, there have been plenty of composers up to the task.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Much Your Fellow WNYC Listeners Are Spending on Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25, 2013

This weekend, our friends at "On The Media" reported on how news outlets love to hype that Thanksgiving dinner is getting more and expensive every year. Turns out, though, it's not really. Let's crowdsource the cost of Thanksgiving -- what are the major expenses for you this year? Is it more costly than in the past?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Thanksgiving Timeline and Tips from NY Times Dining Section Columnist Melissa Clark

Friday, November 22, 2013

New York Times Dining columnist Melissa Clark gets us organized for Thanksgiving

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: How Jacques Torres Does Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22, 2013

Master pastry chef Jacques Torres offers some advice for bakers and talks about what's on his Thanksgiving menu. He describes how he makes upside down apple tart and shares his recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Thanksgiving 101 with Melissa Clark; Vegetarian Mollie Katzen; Schmaltz; Surviving the Holidays

Friday, November 22, 2013

This Food Fridays is dedicated to Thanksgiving! First, Melissa Clark explains the ins and outs of preparing Thanksgiving dinner.  Mollie Katzen talks about her newest vegetarian cookbook and shares tips for a meatless holiday. Then, as Hannukah approaches, Michael Ruhlman praises schmaltz—rendered chicken fat that's an important ingredient in Jewish cooking. And etiquette expert Philip Galanes answers questions and gives advice for surviving the holidays.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Thanksgiving 101

Friday, November 22, 2013

No need to freak out about Thanksgiving! Melissa Clark, dining columnist at the New York Times, is here to share tips and answer all of your panicked questions.

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On The Media

Economics of Thanksgiving Dinner, Going Viral Pre-Internet, and More

Friday, November 22, 2013

The media's annual reporting on rising Thanksgiving dinner costs, the NSA's chilling effects on journalists, and how things went viral before the internet.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: How to Survive the Holidays

Friday, November 22, 2013

Philip Galanes gives advice on how to survive the holidays—awkward holiday office parties, hosting guests, gift-giving, and all kinds of difficult family dynamics.

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On The Media

Reporting on the Price of Thanksgiving Dinner

Friday, November 22, 2013

We all have our annual Thanksgiving traditions, and for the news media it seems to be the annual reporting of the rising cost of the holiday meal. Brooke speaks with Columbia Journalism Review's Ryan Chittum about how these annual reports come about, and how they are misleading to consumers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Help This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On the next Food Fridays we’re going to help you get ready for your Thanksgiving dinner – and we're also compiling a list of ways to help bring Thanksgiving dinner to less fortunate New Yorkers.

Do you know of ways to donate food, volunteer your time, or otherwise help this Thanksgiving? Share the details below!

We’ll post the results on Friday, November 22. 

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Getting a Start on Christmas Cake

Friday, November 15, 2013

Time is running out to make English Christmas cake — it needs to be regularly basted in booze for at least five weeks. Out magazine editor Aaron Hicklin explains the process and tradition of making the holiday dessert.

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Radiolab

A Christmas Offering

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Likely, you've already seen it. Maybe two or three times. But this time of year, one more viewing just can't hurt. For the uninitiated, enjoy. Julia Child remixed to perfection with blousey insistence on how to live.

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Features

Giving Thanks Around the (Newsroom) Table

Thursday, November 22, 2012

WNYC

When you can't eat with the ones you love, love eating with the ones you're with. Or something like that, with apologies to Crosby, Stills and Nash. 

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The Takeaway

Giving Thanks: Our Takeaway

Thursday, November 22, 2012

With residents of the Northeast still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and Americans everywhere trying to move on from yet another bitter and divisive election, host John Hockenberry shares his Thanksgiving reflections on inequality. 

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The Takeaway

Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Food is on all of our minds today, but how often do we really think about food? For Adam Gopnik, the answer is always. His latest book is "The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food." 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Here's The Thing Marathon

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Brian Lehrer Show won't be heard today. Instead, WNYC brings you a selection of Alec Baldwin's Here's The Thing. More information about the Here's The Thing specials here. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the BL Show, and we'll see you back on the radio tomorrow!

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | November 22, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hunger in New York City | Giving Thanks: Our Takeaway | Brooklyn with Reggie Watts | Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food | Consider the Fork: A Food Writer's Cultural History | Election Season Was a Comedy Gold Mine for SNL Writer Seth Meyers

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Gig Alert: Father Ryan High School Marching Band

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Father Ryan High School Marching Band has come all the way from Nashville to perform in this year's Thanksgiving Day parade. Download their rendition of their fight song, and stream their performances of some of today's biggest hits.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Here's the Thing Marathon

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Leonard Lopate Show won't be heard today. Instead, WNYC brings you one-hour specials of Alec Baldwin's Here's The Thing. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Leonard Lopate Show! We'll be back tomorrow with an episode of favorite recent interviews.