November 27, 2014

Looking Back on a Memorable Thanksgiving

Last year I had such an enjoyable Thanksgiving, sharing a wonderful meal with family and friends. Our blog today will revisit that memorable meal, and in the days to come I'll be sharing more photos from this year's holiday.

November 26, 2014

Picking up the Thanksgiving Turkeys

I am so pleased that Thanksgiving is nearly here because it's one of my favorite times of year. I really love the holiday traditions, including the annual trip to collect fresh turkeys. This year we got our turkeys from two farms north of New York City - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, and Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard in North Salem. The turkeys from both farms are free-range, and hormone and antibiotic free. I love the tradition of giving fresh turkeys to my farm employees and all the other holiday preparations.

November 25, 2014

A Visit to Star Provisions in Atlanta

During my recent trip to Atlanta, I stopped by the wonderful gourmet market and store owned by my friend Anne Quatrano. Located in the city's Westside Provision District, Star Provisions is stocked with beautiful gifts and cookware, and the cafe offers baked goods, cheeses, seafood meats, and prepared foods. In addition to the market, Quatrano and her husband Clifford Harrison own four restaurants in Atlanta, including the nearby Bacchanalia. Every year, Quatrano and Harrison host a fabulous Thanksgiving meal at their farm outside Atlanta, called Summerland. Their unique and bountiful approach to Thanksgiving was featured in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living.