If you grew up in an Italian American family, you’ll know the Feast of the Seven Fishes, the big meal traditionally served on Christmas Eve. But no matter where you’re from, we can all agree that a get together with friends and family to eat a lot of seafood is always a good idea, especially during the holiday season. Whether it’s an old tradition in your family or a new one to start with friends, we heartily recommend trying a few (or all) of the seafood recipes that we like to break out for the occasion.
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We recently met up with Haven’s Kitchen founder Alison Cayne at the gorgeous renovated carriage house in Manhattan where you’ll find the Haven’s Kitchen cooking school, café, and event space. Alison kindly took some time to answer our questions about how she founded the business and what led to the creation of the Haven’s Kitchen sauces available on FreshDirect—with Thanksgiving coming up we were curious about her upcoming holiday feasting plans too! Read the interview below.
Bonus: there’s a recipe for sesame chicken featuring the Haven’s Kitchen Gingery Miso at the end.
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is usually not the time to get super creative with the menu—you know a relative is going to raise a fuss if you don’t use the family heirloom stuffing recipe that you have every. single. year. But Friendsgiving? That’s where you can come as you are, and so too can your food.
Friendsgiving is a time to create new rituals. It doesn’t even have to be on the fourth Thursday in November. You can have it earlier in the month and use it as a test run for the actual holiday. Or why not have one at the office—you spend enough time with your workmates that they’re like family, anyway. The only real rule is that Friendsgiving is best when it’s a potluck, because real friends always share their food.
With the holidays and plenty of opportunities to entertain coming up, it’s a good time to think about what you’ll be putting on your cheese boards. A platter with a variety of well-chosen bites is an easy, reliable standby for hors d’oeuvres hour and never fails to impress guests.
Our cheesemonger put together this list of the top new selections in the FreshDirect Cheese Shop. These cheeses come from some of the most exciting artisan cheesemakers in Europe and in addition to being delicious, they’ll make your board stand out from the rest.
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Get ready for the greatest food holiday with Thanksgiving recipes for every course.
Appetizers for Your Appetite
» Build the Perfect Cheese Plate
» Persimmon Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Pancetta
» Caramel and Cream Cheese Spread
» Meat and Cheese Turkey Platter
» Pumpkin Spice Cereal Snack
» Cranberry and Brie Bites
» Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin Porridge
» Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce
» Goat Cheese, Apple, and Honey Crostini