Thanksgiving http://kplu.org en Cranberry Growers Wish Berries Weren't Just a Seasonal Delight http://kplu.org/post/cranberry-growers-wish-berries-werent-just-seasonal-delight <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One out of every five cranberries grown in the U.S. is eaten Thanksgiving week, according to industry giant Ocean Spray. Here in the Northwest, some cranberry farmers hope to convince Americans to eat more berries year-round.</span></p><p>You probably aren't a real cranberry farmer unless you eat a fair share yourself.</p><p>"We make them into our own sauce. We use them in salads, cranberry bread. We eat a lot of cranberries,” said Scott McKenzie, who has been harvesting the berries for nearly 20 years on his coastal farm near Port Orford, Oregon.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:01:50 +0000 Chris Lehman 11334 at http://kplu.org Cranberry Growers Wish Berries Weren't Just a Seasonal Delight Black Friday shoppers motivated by family tradition, thrill of the 'hunt' http://kplu.org/post/black-friday-shoppers-motivated-family-tradition-thrill-hunt <p>Some shoppers are gearing up to hit the stores this evening for Black Friday sales that have now crept into Thursday. Sears and Walmart are starting their sales at 8 pm, and Target at 9 pm. But what motivates people to brave the Black Friday shopping frenzy?</p><p>Jane Boyd Thomas is a marketing professor at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She wanted to understand the ritual of Black Friday shopping – why some people have turned it into a family tradition.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7183 at http://kplu.org Black Friday shoppers motivated by family tradition, thrill of the 'hunt' How to talk health during T-Day http://kplu.org/post/how-talk-health-during-t-day <p>If you’re looking for a conversation starter this Thanksgiving, the country’s top public health doctor has a suggestion – find out about your family’s health history.</p><p>Talking about diseases might not be your family's ideal topic for a holiday – but <a href="http://www.surgeongeneral.gov">US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin</a> says one approach is to start very general.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:29:02 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7187 at http://kplu.org Wake Up Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes With A Touch Of Kimchi http://kplu.org/post/wake-thanksgiving-mashed-potatoes-touch-kimchi Think Mom's same old Thanksgiving mashed potatoes are boring? Jejune? Predictable?<p>Debbie Lee's are anything but. And they all started with a happy accident.<p>Lee is the owner and operator of the Los Angeles-based Korean-American restaurant <a href="http://www.ahnjoo.com/">Ahn Joo</a>, and the author of <em>Seoultown Kitchen</em>: <em>Korean Pub Grub To Share With Family And Friends</em>. While Korean by heritage, Lee didn't grow up eating traditional Korean foods.<p>"When my parents came over here in the early '60s from Korea after the war, they planted in Jackson, Miss. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:41:59 +0000 7135 at http://kplu.org Wake Up Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes With A Touch Of Kimchi Wild Turkeys Gobble Their Way To A Comeback http://kplu.org/post/wild-turkeys-gobble-their-way-comeback Wild turkeys and buffalo have more in common than you might guess. Both were important as food for Native Americans and European settlers. And both were nearly obliterated.<p>There were a couple of reasons for the turkey's decline. In the early years of the U.S., there was no regulation, so people could shoot as many turkeys as they liked. And their forest habitat was cut down for farmland and heating fuel. Without trees, turkeys have nowhere to roost. So they began to disappear.<p>By the early 1900s, there were only about 30,000 wild turkeys left in the whole country. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:57:17 +0000 Bonny Wolf 7081 at http://kplu.org Wild Turkeys Gobble Their Way To A Comeback Thanksgiving Secrets: Cook's Tips From Chris Kimball http://kplu.org/post/thanksgiving-secrets-cooks-tips-chris-kimball A cook's secrets are meant to stay in the kitchen. An off-recipe substitution, a unique addition, an improvised technique — they often come from inspiration, or just a sense of craft, that can make a home chef both proud and protective. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:41:54 +0000 Bill Chappell 3243 at http://kplu.org Thanksgiving Secrets: Cook's Tips From Chris Kimball Nancy's Thanksgiving Hotline http://kplu.org/post/nancys-thanksgiving-hotline <p><span class="article-content"><span>Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and Dick Stein usually get together at the KPLU&nbsp;studios each Tuesday to record Food for Thought -- but given Tuesday's hazardous driving conditions it seemed more prudent for Dick to just get Nancy on the phone for their Thanksgiving chat.</span></span></p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:28:30 +0000 Nancy Leson & Dick Stein 210 at http://kplu.org Nancy's Thanksgiving Hotline