While we simply couldn’t imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, we don’t think to eat it that often the other 364 days of the year. Sure, turkey is a popular cold cut in sandwiches and salads, as well as a viable burger substitute for non red meat eaters, but there aren’t a ton of memorable turkey dishes. That’s why we’ve rounded up a number of notable exceptions, that truly take the under-appreciated protein to the next level, from the classic Turkey Chili at Empire Diner to the exotic Turkey Ramen at Talde.
The holiday gift-giving season can be undoubtedly stressful, but shopping for your food-obsessed friends doesn’t have to be. That’s because there are so many awesome, edible presents on the market nowadays, sure to please even the most discerning epicureans. From an elite collection of whiskeys to a cookbook all about, well, cookbooks!
So lets get this out of the way first — Sweet Potatoes are not the same thing as Yams. In fact, they’re from two entirely different plant families. And as opposed to sweet potatoes, yams are dry, highly starchy and have white-colored flesh. They’re also usually larger than sweet potatoes, weighing in at three to eight pounds each. But if you insist on continuing to refer to that classic Thanksgiving dish as “candied yams,” well, who are we to argue?