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Is Cabbage the Turkey of the Vegetable World?

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Is Cabbage the Turkey of the Vegetable World?

I am married to an aspiring vegetarian, which can be trying on Thanksgiving. On this holiday in particular, vegetarians around the country find themselves on the fringes of a family debate over rituals of preparation: spatchcocked, smoked, or the big cheat—draped in bacon. Every year, my husband wrangles me into his own fraught personal debate over whether or not the turkey actually warrants a lapse in his otherwise highly principled eating. Predictably, he caves, slides a few noncommittal slices onto his plate, and spends the rest of the night lamenting the turkey’s unwarranted spot as the centerpiece of the table. ...

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Summer Really Can Last Forever If You Dry Your Fresh Herbs

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Summer Really Can Last Forever If You Dry Your Fresh Herbs

The harvest is in full swing, which means shorter days, chillier nights, and diminishing quantities of fresh green things at the farmers market. As winter starts to approach, your own garden will also start to ease into its seasonal slumber. But that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to the fruits (or, more accurately, herbs) of your labor: You just have to dry them. Sure, you can pick up jars of dried herbs at the grocery store, but a DIY approach guarantees optimal freshness and flavor. Plus, they’ll give your kitchen an instantly witchy vibe—what could be more perfect...

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