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The day has arrived. Let’s dig in. (Credit: David Benthal)

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. Even if things will be a little different this year, all of this still rings true, even if in a virtual sense.

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


How to cook a classically simple roasted turkey with North Fork herbs and citrus

5 locally made Thanksgiving sides you need to try this year

Northforker staffers feasted on locally made pies to discover standouts for your holiday table

Local chefs on their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes

North Fork foodies offer fresh ideas for leftover turkey


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

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


Decorating the Thanksgiving table, North Fork style

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


How the East End’s indigenous people mark Thanksgiving

How a Calverton turkey farmer celebrates Thanksgiving

Wild turkeys of the North Fork