Wired has taken umbrage with the idea that the tryptophan-heavy turkey is what causes the Thanksgiving tiredness. In fact, as they point out in this bite-sized video, it’s the whole meal that makes you tired.
From soup to nuts, or whatever Thanksgiving metaphor that works better for this article, the whole meal delivers a hardy mixture of tryptophan and carbs. Ugh, not them again. Basically you get tired because all the food you eat contains these chemicals and all the carbs in potatoes and stuffing you cram down your gullet on Turkey Day force your body to slow down and digest.
Check it out the video and be the smartest person at the table.
A "20-lb roasted free-range, organically raised $85/lb turkeys, seasoned with a proprietary exotic spice mix of spices imported from the Middle East, basted with imported $17/oz extra-virgin olive oil from Italy."
"A rich stuffing - the operative word is rich because it consists of $465/lb imported Japanese prized Wagyu beef, $54/lb foie gras, and $46/loaf sourdough bread imported from the U.K."
"Whipped sweet potatoes topped with $1,600/oz caviar from Caspian Sea."
"Green beans not exactly like the ones the first Pilgrims and Native Americans shared - these are prepared with chunks of imported $90/lb ham from pigs fed a special root diet."
"Homemade pumpkin ice cream with $4,200/bottle rum-infused eggnog sauce.”
Look, a $4,200 bottle of eggnog sauce sounds good until you consider Stovetop Stuffing, a stuffing so good that children all over the neighborhood devise elaborate schemes to get two Stovetop Stuffing dinners. Yeah, Stovetop's pretty good.
You’re not just getting some special greens filled with pig chunks, though. You also get tickets to a Giants game, a night at the Waldorf (room service and breakfast in bed included), limousine travel, a Fifth Avenue shopping spree, and, as Gothamist puts it, “You'll also be able to punch a carriage horse in the face take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park (which is practically the same thing).”
So, if you’ve got the money, why not consider blowing it on something totally frivolous like this meal. Your fellow Americans will thank you for it.
In her new series "Thanksgiving Special," Hannah Rothstein imagines what turkey dinner might look like through the eyes of some famous artists. She's also selling limited edition prints of the photos, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local food bank.
Basically yes kids, play with your food. Because art.
Walmart representative John Forrest Ales confirmed to Yahoo Food that the sweet potato pies are selling like hot cakes (er, pies) at locations across the country. "For 72 hours, we were selling one per second," he told us. Ales wouldn't go into specifics about sales figures, but at $3.48 a pie, that works out to just under $1 million in sales over the weekend. The pie's product page is currently the most-visited food site on Walmart.com, Ales said.
Those who couldn't get a pie are pretty upset.
And if you can't wait for Walmart to stock back up, the $3.49 pies are being sold on Ebay for ridiculous prices.