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How They Did It: The First Thanksgiving

In reality we know very little about the first ‘Thanksgiving’ (some even claim the first thanksgiving feast was actually in St Augustine). But even so there is little doubt that the first feast had little in common what we In America consider a ‘traditional’ Thanksgiving.
There are only two accounts of what actually happened at the ‘first’ Thanksgiving, the most detailed coming from Mourt’s Relation, a first hand account of the Pilgrim’s experience.
“our harvest being gotten in, our governour sent foure men on fowling, that so we might after a …

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Two million IPhone users can’t be wrong, Epicurious’ recipe app is a very useful tool for the home chef on the go and its now available for Android.  The app includes all 28,000 Epicurious recipes, a shopping list and voice search capability. And best of all its free.

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IPad vs. Blender – Will It Blend? [Apple Fans Look Away]

We sometimes talk about food and technology but this is more like food vs. technology. Well not really but it’s a great lazy way of setting up this video. We’ve talked about this awesome blender back when we first saw it shred a rake handle. But Blendtec just keeps finding cooler and more interesting things to shove into their mega blender. Apparently grinding new technology such as the IPad and IPhone to dust is a great way of keeping your brand in front of the masses while at the same …

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Good News For Vampires, Tru-Blood Now Available Online

Fans of HBO’s True Blood can now obtain a human version of Tru-Blood, now available for pre-order in the HBO store – $19 for 4 bottles including shipping.
According to HBO-
It’s official! The Tru Blood drink has now been ‘de-fictionalized’ and emerges into reality as a delicious blood orange carbonated drink.
– Meticulously crafted, the Tru Blood Drink is an exact replica of the bottle design as seen on True Blood. The 14oz glass Tru Blood bottle is stained in a rich red, with raised Tru Blood English lettering and matching …

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Cook’s Illustrated Non-Sticks It To ‘Preferred’ Subscribers

You always hurt the ones you love. This morning we got an email from Cook’s Illustrated with a ‘Special Thanks’ offer to preferred subscribers. Its a letter ‘signed’ by Kimball himself in which he says ” I really do go over our records and note our “repeat customers” like you” (and it was underlined so you know its true).
A special offer just for me? With all the enthusiasm of Ralphie from Christmas Story deciphering Little Orphan Annie’s coded message I scanned the email for the love I was sure …

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Tonight: Top Chef Masters, Tomorrow: Top Chef Canine

Tonight marks the debut of Top Chef Masters (Bravo- 10pm, repeating 11 times this week) a spin-off of the venerable Top Chef franchise.
According to Bravo-
Top Chef Masters will pit 24 world-renowned chefs against each other and see how well they fare in the tried and true format of Top Chef. In each episode, money will be at stake for the chefs, with the winners of eliminations being awarded cash donations for their charities.
Bravo, Bravo? I guess we’ll see.
A second spin-off is planed and reportedly Bravo has ordered …