We like to think of November as the month of food! As the days grow shorter, we gather for community suppers, feasts of thanksgiving, and general elections. This is a time when the best of cooks can shine and the best of eaters will surely get their fill.
To help you start thinking about holiday preparations, consult our collection of Thanksgiving recipes—from the big bird to stuffing to deserving side dishes to desserts! And don't forget our recipe for a yummy Election Cay Cake, popular in Colonial times. If you're a cook, baking will be a pleasant diversion and this cake is sure to please all parties!
Your Almanac editors
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
–James Beard, American chef
In 2020, U.S. Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 3. How much do—and don’t—you know? Here is a short history of Election Day and the right to vote. Plus, we have some trivia, fascinating facts, and common questions & answers to quiz yourself as well as your family and friends.
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! And cooking Thanksgiving dinner for your and a partner or a small group can be just as warm and wonderful as a large group (sometimes more so!). Our Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Ideas are all about classic comfort food as well...
This year, we’ve gathered our ten best pie recipes, including apple pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, and others! Here at the Almanac, we love to bake—and, to us, a delicious pie is still THE classic dessert for any holiday meal.
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—with charts on best apples for apple pies, best apples for making applesauce, best apples for apple cider, and best apples for apple butter.
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2:00 A.M. On Saturday evening, our clocks need to “spring forward” one hour. See details about the history of “saving daylight” and why we still observe DST today. Plus, let us know what you think!