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Win a Thanksgiving Feast for Your Office!

 

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We’re teaming up with Uncubed, Minibar, Handy, The Infatuation, and Grub Street to give you office an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast!

We are a offering a Thanksgiving feast for you and your office, complete with turkey, gravy, and all the fixings catered by us here at FoodtoEat (a $750 value!). To wash it all down, we’re also offering $500 worth of beer, wines, and spirits from Minibar.  But to top off the evening post-feast, we’re giving you three hours of office cleaning courtesy of Handy.

None of this would be possible without our friends at The Infatuation and Grub Street.

Take a chance, you have nothing to lose, enter here!

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Drink, Eat and Drink Some More. It’s Thanksgiving!

APPLE CIDER MARGARITA

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“The culprit”

Celebracione! Let’s do it up this Thanksgiving with some hardcore Mexican action! This is sure to make you run through the memories of spring break ’09 and start working on the next batch (hint- STRENGTH in numbers)

Heres the recipe:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/10/apple-cider-margaritas/

CAFÉ BRULOT

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The french invasion

Ok, so this is a French edition of spiced coffee (warning: for adults). The recipe has a warm and soothing ingredient list…amazing as a pick me up.  Give it a try this season, who knows you might keep it in the family recipe bin for years to come.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Cafe-Brulot

CARDOMOM TEA

This is a simple recipe and has just the right amount of spice to kick start your night or uplift your moral after you’ve stuffed the last piece of pie in your face.

Ingredients:

  1. 4 Tea bags – we recommend a strong blend (red label or Tetley works just fine)
  2. 3 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener of choice.
  3. 4 cups of water
  4. 2 whole cardamom pods, opened and de-pitted.
  5. a small thumb of ginger (literally the size of your thumb – unless youre andre the giant then a half a thumb works)
  6. ½ cup of milk – if you want it creamier than use  more milk

Instructions:

  1. Get the water to a boil and seep the tea bags in the water according to your preference of strength.
  2. Add cardamom and let it simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Then add the ginger.
  3. Add milk and bring to a boil. Just be careful to not have the tea spill over the edge of the pot onto the stove – it will happen quick after you get it to a rolling boil – to avoid a huge mess.
  4. Serves around four people.
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The Sweetheart

If you like your tea a little spicier go ahead and add a few cloves or a stick of cinnamon after you seep your tea  bags.

DELUXE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA MILK SHAKE

  1. 1 pint of vanilla bean ice cream
  2. 2/3 cup of whole milk
  3. 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  4. 1 tbls honey/agave
  5. 1 frozen banana
  6. 3 large chocolate chip cookies. keep some crumbled chocolate chips on the side.
  7. 4 tbsp of marshmallow fluff
  8. 2 toasted marshmallows (to top off the milkshakes)
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The Yumminator!

Put it in a blender and press on.  When finished, set a toasted marshmallow right on top and the crumbled cookies.  Serve immediately.

For those that prefer alcohol in their drinks, just remember the golden rule: Kahlua.

 

 

 

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The FoodtoEat Team is Grateful For Mashed Potatoes, Fall Leaves, Family and More…

Thanksgiving is definitely one of our favorite holidays here at FoodtoEat. Mostly because it’s celebrated by bringing family and friends together over delicious, comforting, elastic waistline stretching food. Meet the FoodtoEat team and find out what our favorite Thanksgiving foods and memories are. We want to hear yours too – comment below! 
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Deepti’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dish: Stuffing
Deepti Sharma Kapur, Founder & CEO
Deepti Sharma Kapur
On Thanksgiving, Deepti is known for making delicious mashed potatoes and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. She is grateful for her family, friends and the team at FoodtoEat.  Also, fall leaves make her super happy. “Abhinav’s family does Thanksgiving at their house every year. Waking up at 7am and cooking with his mum and sister all day is probably one of my favorite things ever,” Deepti says.
  
Diana’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dish: Mashed Potatoes
Diana Truong, Director of Operations
Diana Truong
“So simple, but so delicious. I can eat my family’s homemade mash all day long,” Diana says. She’s famous for making really yummy deviled eggs. One of her best memories of Thanksgiving as a child was going around the table with her whole extended family and saying what each person was thankful for. “It was always really silly or really sweet,” Diana recalls. She’s grateful that Thanksgiving brings people together.
  
Alex’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dish: Turducken
Alex Reiss, Catering Coordinator
Alex Reiss
“Turducken! Turkey stuffed with duck stuffed with chicken- it’s a Texas favorite,” says Alex, who hails from Houston. She is known for making a scrumptious stuffing every Thanksgiving. Her favorite holiday memory is when her mom let the family dog (a maltese!) sit at the table during dinner. She’s incredibly grateful for having parents who have supported her move to NYC post-college. She’s loving her new life and her new job. “I feel very fortunate to actually enjoy the company of my coworkers and look forward to coming into the office with my team everyday,” Alex says.
  
Ashwin’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dish: To Be Determined
Ashwin Hamal
Ashwin Hamal
Ashwin hasn’t had a chance to have a real Thanksgiving yet (don’t worry – we plan to make sure he does!). He really likes Japanese food though. He’s (in)famous for making an amazing hot sauce. He remembers his first Thanksgiving: “Freshman year in college dorm. Two months into the US. The whole town left for home. Didn’t see a face for 2 days straight and was feeding off of 50 cent ramen from a nearby 7-11.” Ashwin is grateful that he’s come a long way since those ramen-eating days.
  
Pinky’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dish: Corn/Stuffing
Pinky
Prisuja Nepali Rajak
Pinky had her first Thanksgiving last year with her old roomies and had a great time. “Last year was my first Thanksgiving that I celebrated in American style, and I made brownies. Everyone ate it, so I guess it was good,” she says. She is grateful to be around the best people on Earth. She says the Team is awesome and obviously, we think Pinky is really awesome too!
  
Div’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dish: Post-Thanksgiving Sandwiches
Divaker Sharma
Divaker Sharma
In addition to post-Thanksgiving sandwiches, Div loves Thanksgiving sides including candied yam, mashed potatoes with gravy and really buttery corn on the cob. Back in college, he was in charge of making the turkey, but now he dreams of baking pecan pies (we’ll be the taste testers). He thinks making hand Turkeys in kindergarten was awesome and totally wants the entire team to make them now. He’s incredibly thankful for “having a wonderful family and a few close friends to share my problems with and the American farmer for bringing delicious produce to my table.”
  
Debra’s Favorite Thanksgiving Dish: Stuffed Mushrooms
Debra Liu, Marketing & Social Media Intern
Debra Liu
Debra’s a big fan of trying new recipes for Thanksgiving. Last year, she made Baltimore-style lump crab cakes and a poached pear almond tart. Her favorite memory is that of when she was little and she, along with her siblings and cousins would play hide-and-seek after eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner. Now that they’re all much older, running around has become laying around in a food-induced coma. Debra is grateful for how lucky she’s been to have had all the opportunities she’s had in her life!
  
Now it’s your turn! Tell us your favorite Thanksgiving memory and what you’re most grateful for – comment below!
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We’re Giving Back. And YOU are too !

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It’s the beginning of November, and you know what that means. In a few weeks, you’ll be going home to eat. And most likely, EAT A LOT of really good food. Of course, you’ll also be thinking about everything you’re grateful for and how best to give back to your community.

That’s what Thanksgiving is all about – celebrating and being thankful for the bounty of food and love around us. Despite being a land of plenty, people in America still struggle with hunger on a daily basis; 1 in 6 people in the United States experience difficulty getting food.

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FoodToEat is founded on the principle of giving back to the community, and we want to give you – our loyal customers – an even bigger role in helping us achieve this. Starting November, we’ll be taking the 10 cent fee we charge restaurants from every order you place and donating it directly to The Food Bank for NYC to help feed the hungry. With just 20 cents (that’s only 2 orders from your favorite restaurant!), you can provide a meal to a person in need.

This isn’t just a November Thanksgiving special either. Our community keeps us afloat and we’ll keep this policy in place as a small token of appreciation for all the support. We’re committed to sustainability – for our vendors, our consumers, and ultimately, our community at large.

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So keep ordering from your favorite places. You’ll be helping to feed others at the same time.

Thanks again for your support.

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Oyster Ice cream, a Unique Thanksgiving Tradition

At America Eats Tavern in Washington D.C., Chef Jose Andres has cooked up a unique Thanksgiving menu meant to explore the historical origins of classic American dishes in collaboration with the National Archives. Though Chef Andres grew up in Spain, he appreciates the traditional aspects of Thanksgiving, particularly oyster ice cream, which he notes was a favorite of Mark Twain’s.

For his Thanksgiving menu this year many guests will start off with oyster ice cream. The dish is made by gently heating oysters and cream, similar to the way you would prepare an oyster stew. Andres says “you will get that cream, with the beautiful oyster salty, briny flavor.” After freezing the cream, a savory ice cream can be served and topped with a single raw oyster on the half-shell.

Oysters have long held an important tradition in American cuisine. During the 18th and 19th centuries New York City was filled with oysters, sold by peddlers on street corners and at huge open markets. In fact, oysters and other shellfish were among the first items to be sold by New York street food vendors.

At Chef Andres’ new restaurant he serves up American food with “historic roots”, gaining inspirations from Chef Amelia Simmons. Simmons wrote what is widely believed to be America’s first cookbook, American Cookery, written in 1798. This book was the first cookbook to depart from strictly English styles of cooking, with the author’s own take on recipes. Some of the recipes Chef Andres finds most inspirational are a “pompkin” pudding, an early form of pumpkin pie, as well as a simple cranberry tart recipe.

At Andres’ Thanksgiving he won’t be serving turkey but instead a baby roasted pig. Andres notes that “traditions are there to be kept. But also traditions are there to be created. So I don’t want to feel guilty, but sometimes, it’s not only honoring the tradition of turkey but bringing new foods and items to the Thanksgiving menu.”

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The Origins of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

This year President Obama will offer his presidential pardon to two robust turkeys this year, in keeping with tradition of the presidents before him. The two turkeys this year were chosen from over 100 candidates as the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Liberty, a 19-week-old, 45-pound turkey won the honors, and similarly sized Peace won as the alternate. The two turkeys originally hail from Willmar, Minnesota, and will be driven out to Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens where they will be displayed to visitors until January 6th.

The announcement will officially be made from the Rose Garden, on the 64th anniversary of the national Thanksgiving presentation. The tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey was formalized by President George H. W. Bush in 1989, but it had been practiced for many years beforehand. According to the White House website, Twenty-two turkeys have been pardoned so far and the tradition dates back to 1873 under Grant’s presidency when a Rhode Island man named Horace Vose we given responsibility for selecting the “noblest gobbler in all that little state” for the President’s Thanksgiving dinner.

In 1947, the National Turkey Federation took the responsibility of supplying turkey to the Presidents, and delivered a 47-pound turkey for Christmas. The same year the White House began a ceremony for receiving the turkey in the Rose Garden, though the turkeys in this ceremony usually ended up being dinner. As to when the first turkey was pardoned, the facts remain unclear. Some say turkeys were spared while Lincoln was president, after his son begged him to write a pardon for the bird meant to be their Christmas dinner.

In 1963, President Kennedy sent the National Turkey Federation’s turkey gift back to the farm where it was raised, saying “We’ll just let this one grow.” Around the time of the Nixon administration, the President began sending the annual turkey to a petting farm after the traditional receiving ceremony. Finally in 1989, President George H. W. Bush offered the first official pardon, announcing the bird had “been granted a presidential pardon as of right now.”

President Obama has already pardoned two turkeys, though he admitted that 2009’s Courage came dangerously close to the White House table. He later noted that “Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson actually ate their turkeys. You can’t fault them for that; that’s a good looking bird.”

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Dining out on Thanksgiving? You’re not Alone

According to the National Restaurant Association, approximately 14 million Americans will dine in restaurants on Thanksgiving, and 16 million Americans will order takeout to help add to their Thanksgiving meal. The survey was administered to about 1,000 adult Americans, and backed up by decades of economic analysis of dining behavior on this holiday.

The reasons for dining out are numerous, but this group of 16 million Americans only constitutes about six percent of the population. The majority of Americans will still be dining at their own homes on Thanksgiving, while a slightly smaller group will be dining at someone else’s home. An even smaller group of three percent is not planning any special meal at all for the holiday.

While there are many reasons for dining out on Thanksgiving, many Americans might have noticed the increased cost in food, an average Thanksgiving meal may cost 13% more this year than last year. Others simply don’t have the ability to cook because they are traveling, prefer going to restaurants over dining at home on special occasions, are going out because whoever is hosting them prefers not to cook, or they simply do not have sufficient space to host a large Thanksgiving event. Among those who are ordering take-out for all of their meal or simply to supplement it, convenience is the chief reason for doing so.

Whatever option you may choose for Thanksgiving this year, rest assured that your favorite restaurants will be able to ease some of the burden if you’re the one left cooking.

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a sustainable online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com