Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Trivia

November 19, 2017

NEW JERSEY – Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken?

Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, ...

Nutley Raiders Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce

NUTLEY, NJ - The cranberry sauce made by Nutley High School Culinary students was the most talked about subject at Thursday's Nutley Chamber of Commerce meeting. Students share their recipe so you can put some Raiders excellence on your Thanksgiving table.

Students enrolled in the culinary programs at Nutley High School spent time on Wednesday preparing this "Thanksgiving ...

Nutley High School Culinary Students prepare the Chamber of Commerce's annual Thanksgiving feast

NUTLEY, NJ - Culinary students are hard at work in the Nutley High School culinary studio preparing the Nutley Chamber of Commerce's annual Thanksgiving feast. The lunch is one of the many public-private efforts that support the education programs in the Nutley Public School district. 

For today's meal, students began preparation work on Monday and continued each ...

Going Vegan: A Plant Based Guide for Beginners at the Nutley Public Library Nov 16

NUTLEY, NJ - Stephanie Bini, registered dietician at Nutley Park ShopRite, will discuss what it means to have a vegan lifestyle at the Nutley Public Library Thursday November 16 at 7 p.m.

Recipes, shopping, and cooking tips will be shared along with samples of vegan food. There will be opportunities for everyone to take home something, as well as a drawing for a Tofurkey just in time ...

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Above Restaurant in South Orange and Par 440 in Short Hills

SOUTH ORANGE AND SHORT HILLS, NJ - Thanksgiving is next Thursday, November 23. For those looking for restaurants that are open for a festive Thanksgiving meal, there are two nearby options: Above Restaurant in South Orange and Par 440 in Short Hills.


Above will be serving a special prix fixe Thanksgiving Menu, as well as their regular menu on Thanksgiving ...

Nutley High School Culinary Students to Prepare Chamber's Thanksgiving Feast

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School culinary arts students, under the direction of Mr. Huggins and Mr. Gulardo are currently planning the Nutley Chamber of Commerce's Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. 

The luncheon has become an annual tradition in the township with chamber members and members of the community coming out for has been hailed as the best Thanksgiving meal in ...

The 5th Annual Old Canal Inn Holiday Boutique is Thursday December 7

NUTLEY, NJ - The Old Canal Inn will host the Fifth Annual Holiday Boutique on Thursday December 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

The evening will include food, drink, gifts, and fun. 

Vendors at the event will offer Chocolates, Ornaments, Painted Wine Glasses, Touchstone Crystal, Pet Gifts/Treats, Wooden Signs,  Handmade Cards, Gift Baskets, Baby Clothes, Candles, All ...

Comfort Food : The Fabulous Beekman Boys Macaroni and Cheese With Mushrooms and Kale Recipe

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell has become a favorite around here, so much so that in addition to writing a review I had to share one of the recipes from the book. Macaroni and Cheese with Kale and Mushrooms is true to the nature of the book as includes notes from the authors about options as well as space for our own notes and ideas to make what was ...

Infusion Confusion: A Not-Too-Serious Look at Suburban New Jersey's Obsession with Trader Joe's

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick knows how it feels to be left-swiped on Tinder - briefly considered, judged, and rejected.  Ever since Trader Joe's chose to open on Route 1 South in North Brunswick, East Brunswick has been sitting at the far end of the bar, staring down into a flat beer and letting our Buffalo wings congeal.  Why them and not us?  Don't we like fig and ...

Come by Cafe MoBay for a Taste of Jamaica in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- If you're looking for something new in town to wake your taste buds up from the humdrum of everyday food, head North on Broad Street and check out Cafe MoBay.  This new destination is a cozy neighborhood spot where the feel, aroma and flavors will transport you to the Caribbean.  Chef Patrick Smith infuses his love of cooking into every meal ...

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Annual Turkey Drive To Help Provide For New Jersey's Hungry

November 16, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ – Close to 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, stuffing and all. To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of turkeys and will gather even ...