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It’s Thanksgiving this week, a big date in the diary for many of our American customers, but increasingly also a time when everyone is celebrating with a stuffed turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pies. So here is our guide to the best way to serve your family with some seasonal favourites.

Historians long considered the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in 1621, when the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts sat down for a three-day meal with the Wampanoag. However, the meal wasn’t the meaningful symbol of peace that it was later portrayed to be—rather, it was a routine English harvest celebration. It was only a long time afterwards that the holiday gained the significance it carries today. Today is a big moment in the calendar for millions of people and one that is marked with family and food.

And it is turkey that takes centre stage. Here is a great turkey seasoning guide that uses salt, freshly ground black pepper, dark brown sugar, aromatic spices and dried herbs. 

 Along with the main course  you should try:


 These Candied Yams with Honey and Brown Sugar are an amazing side-dish. It is a lightened up, dressed up, sophisticated riff on classic candied yams, this simple side dish recipe that is all honey-sweetness and spice,

 Toasted almonds, with their delicate crunchy texture, are a perfect foil for these garlicky green beans in this recipe for Green Beans Almondine.


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