A northforker guide to Thanksgiving Day

It’s no secret based on all the content we build around Thanksgiving each November that it’s our favorite holiday here at northforker.

For starters, it’s perhaps the best foodie day of the year, though we suppose that depends on how you eat for Christmas, Passover or even one of the patriotic summer holidays where you fire up the grill and shuck your little fingers off.

But Thanksgiving is also a great day for family and reflection, as we give thanks for all that’s good in our lives and the divisiveness that plagues us the rest of the year goes away for 24 hours. (Though, we suppose that depends on which uncle does the most talking at the dinner table later today!)

Now that the holiday is upon us, we did a little digging through our archives to find some of our past Thanksgiving posts. Let this be your guide to eating, drinking, living and, most importantly of all, breathing this Thanksgiving Day.

EAT

Local chefs on their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes

A foolproof way to prepare a turkey

North Fork foodies offer fresh ideas for leftover turkey

DRINK

The Last Thanksgiving Wine Story You’ll Ever Need to Read

The time-honored treat of apple cider remains a North Fork favorite

LIVE

Decorating the Thanksgiving table, North Fork style

Holiday tips from Greenport’s own (and NY Times food editor) Sam Sifton

BREATHE

How a Calverton turkey farmer celebrates Thanksgiving

Wild turkeys of the North Fork