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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 6, 2016
Dear Companion readers,
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
Maria Shriver (newscaster) was born on this day in 1955. Clarence "Ace" Parker (professional football player) died on this day in 2013.
Election Day Cake!
When is Election Day 2019?
In the United States, Election Day occurs on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Which states have made Election Day a holiday? When were women granted the right to vote? Here’s a brief history of this day—plus, some common questions and answers and trivia.
Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve updated our Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes collection to include 7 ways to cook turkey—whether you wish to roast or brine or dry-cure—plus, all of your classic, can’t-wait-for Thanksgiving sides and desserts.
10 Best Pie Recipes
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.
The Most Super Supermoon
Of all the things happening in the universe this year, the November 14, 2016, Supermoon will probably get the most media attention. This truly ultra-close lunar approach is the real deal.