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The 9 best American wines for your Thanksgiving feast (and where to get them)

Eating local is a well-practiced mantra for many Americans.

In these frenzied last days before Thanksgiving, farm-to-table inspo reaches dizzying heights as we stagger through farmers markets, hurtling into one another with totes heavy with heirloom turkeys, artisanal pies, and topiaries of Brussels sprouts.

But when it comes to wine, locavorism lacks a similar romantic appeal. Deliberately choosing to narrow one’s wine choices can stifle curiosity for faraway wine regions and the new experiences they bring.

For a holiday as quintessentially American as Thanksgiving, an all-American — or better still — an all-regional wine selection can be a joyful celebration

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43 Thanksgiving Appetizers to Get Your Feast Started

For many, the star of the show on Thanksgiving is the turkey; the sides are a close second and the desserts are essential for finishing off the feast. But, what about something exciting to nibble on before the big meal?

It may seem like an overabundance of eats, but if done right, serving a few little bites before the feast won’t spoil any appetites and has a bounty of other benefits. Setting out snacks will keep guests occupied, ensures they don’t get too hungry, gives people a place to congregate — which helps keep them out of the kitchen —

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38 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes for a Plant-Based Feast

Thanksgiving is traditionally all about turkey, but choosing to serve vegan side dishes at your feast makes it easier on guests who have certain dietary restrictions—and these recipes can be just as delicious as the ones you’d typically make.

A true vegan dish includes no animal-derived products including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, and sometimes honey, depending on the person’s preference. To successfully incorporate vegan recipes into what’s usually a meat-heavy meal, try to plan a menu that still feels classic by pumping up the flavor, says Catherine Perez, M.S., R.D., the vegan dietitian behind the blog Plant Based

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Feast on these 7 food freebies and discounts

A platter of hot, crispy fried chicken is one of America’s most popular comfort foods — enjoyed all year round with an array of tasty sides like coleslaw, corn and biscuits.

Fried chicken is so much a common thread in our shared food culture that in recent years fast food chains have vied for the attention of fans with trending menu items ranging from the Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich to the Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets.

Is it any surprise that this dish is so beloved that it gets its own holiday? National Fried Chicken Day is Tuesday, July 6, and

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