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MealSharing for Thanksgiving is a Beautiful Idea

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MealSharing.com announces its second annual “ThanksSharing” to promote food and togetherness for the classic American holiday. MealSharing.com connects hosts and guests in more than 450 cities worldwide over home cooked meals. This year, MealSharing.com will continue its ThanksSharing initiative to connect thousands of people over one very special meal—Thanksgiving.

“Last year’s ThanksSharing helped people enjoy a meal with others who otherwise would have been eating alone,” says Jay Savsani, founder of MealSharing.com. “As a popular celebration that promotes people coming together over food, ThanksSharing does just that—whether a person is traveling, alone for the holiday or simply wants a different experience—ThanksSharing is helping connect people over home cooked meals for a special occasion.”   Continue reading

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Choosing a Wine To Go With Turkey

turkeyby Andrew Chalk

Thanksgiving is the season for ill-informed discussions about pairing wine with turkey. Luckily, we ran across the antidote to this babble.

Dan Gatlin, owner of Inwood Estate Vineyards, only has 37-years experience making wine so we decided to reprint his views on pairing wine with food. Dan has gained a reputation for up-front  honesty that isn’t afraid to prick some hubris balloons, and that comes through in this post as well..

From his blog…    Continue reading

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Bread Zeppelin Lands On Plymouth Rock

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by Jennifer Thomas

You remember the cool little sandwich shop we wrote about a few months back when they opened. These guys make incredible sandwiches from hollowed out baguettes, and some really, really good salads. Bread Zeppelin is celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with the debut of the Plymouth Rock.

This crunchable creation is available through the end of 2013 and is comprised of oven roasted turkey, cranberries, beets, bleu cheese crumbles, caramelized pecans and an Arcadian mix of greens. Toss it with their house-made Champagne Vinaigrette or a Cranberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette and you’ll be thankful you tried it!  This cornucopia of flavors is available as a chopped salad for $9.49 or in a Zeppelin for $7.69.

 

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Happy Chefsgiving: Olga and Raul Reyes

by Steven Doyle

Thanksgiving is upon us once again and all the gobblers are running for cover. To get you in the mood for a little fun and relaxation we asked a few chefs around Dallas several questions so we get our dinner cooked just right. We will run their answers both today and tomorrow, so check back often to see how your favorite chef weighs in on the holiday.

Olga and Raul Reyes operate Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine, their family restaurant in Oak Cliff, and offer their holiday greetings. The restaurant is a beautiful oasis and offers authentic interior Mexican cuisine such as their beautiful house-made moles and fresh and bountiful seafood dishes. They are an adorable couple that offers simple hospitality in a world where the word often falls unnoticed.

When you go to Mesa next, ask Raul to play a tune for you on his guitar. He can make up a special song just for you and your family.

Read what the Reyes sent us this holiday season.    Continue reading

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Happy Chefsgiving: Anthony Van Camp

by Steven Doyle

Thanksgiving is upon us once again and all the gobblers are running for cover. To get you in the mood for a little fun and relaxation we asked a few chefs around Dallas a few questions so we get our dinner cooked just right. We will run their answers both today and tomorrow, so check back often to see how your favorite chef weighs in on the holiday.

Anthony Van Camp is the Executive Chef at the new and very sexy steakhouse SER Steak+Spirits which is located atop the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. There the chef wunderkind performs in his very open kitchen gallery sending out amazing steaks and seafood items, along with some very special surprises. Did we mention he has a talented chef-wife?  Nicole Van Camp runs her not-so-secret underground chef business that never ceases to amaze as she brings a large bounty from local ranchers and growers.

If you still have not made holiday dinner plans, you can drop by his restaurant SER as they are not requiring reservations. Plus it’s the best view ion Dallas. Let’s look in on Van Camp’s advice for us this holiday. Continue reading

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Happy Chefsgiving: Danyele McPherson

by Steven Doyle

Thanksgiving is upon us once again and all the gobblers are running for cover. To get you in the mood for a little fun and relaxation we asked a few chefs around Dallas several questions so we get our dinner cooked just right. We will run their answers both today and tomorrow, so check back often to see how your favorite chef weighs in on the holiday.

Danyele McPherson is the feisty Chef de Cuisine behind The Grape on Lower Greenville. She is slugging it out using her favorite knives on the tenth season of Top Chef, and attended the Culinary Institute of America. Today Danyele sends thanks and answers a few of our silly Thanksgiving  questions. Continue reading

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Happy Chefsgiving: Mark McDaniel

by Steven Doyle

Thanksgiving is upon us once again and all the gobblers are running for cover. To get you in the mood for a little fun and relaxation we asked a few chefs around Dallas a few questions so we get our dinner cooked just right. We will run their answers both today and tomorrow, so check back often to see how your favorite chef weighs in on the holiday.

You may have seen Mark McDaniel working at one of the many charity events throughout the Dallas area. The chef champions great causes and is always willing to lend his spoon to help. McDaniel is the owner and chef genius behind ReMARKable Affairs Catering. His business was named best caterer by the Dallas Business Journal and is this remarkable perfectionist. McDaniel sends us some Thanksgiving loving with his answers today.      Continue reading

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