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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.

Now that the holiday is upon us, we once again did a little digging through our archives to add to our growing collection of Thanksgiving content. Let this be your guide to eating, drinking, living and, most importantly of all, breathing this Thanksgiving Day.


Cooking up a throwback North Fork Thanksgiving

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


A Long Island wine pick for each Thanksgiving course

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


The Map: Nine stops to make when preparing your North Fork Thanksgiving menu

Shop Local: Nicolette’s for the Home can help you get Thanksgiving ready

How the East End’s indigenous people mark Thanksgiving

How a Calverton turkey farmer celebrates Thanksgiving

Wild turkeys of the North Fork