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Jan 17, 2010 09:05 AM

The Holidays are Over! Why all the Thanksgiving/Christmas stuff?

It's Jan. 17 today, and I'l still seeing "how to make thanksgiving stuffing", "how to brine your turkey", "how to make your flaky thanksgiving pie crust", "a gingerbread home for the holidays", "tamales for the holidays", "best mail-order gifts for 2009(!)", etc. on the page. Why? Comfort food, soups, stews, braises--references to these I understand, as they are typically associated with cold winter weather. I'm talking about the overt holiday stuff. C'mon, Chow, at least get us ready for Valentine's Day or Mardi Gras or Tet/Chinese New Year--THOSE are actually UPCOMING holidays!

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  1. i've been wondering, too.

    1. If they leave "How to Make Matzoh Balls with Joyce Goldstein" up for just a couple more months, it'll be time for Passover. And I'll be ready!

      1. Still up as of 1/21/10 12:12 a.m. PST

        1. Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, and Chinese New Year are coming. We share your frustration in seeing terribly outdated content, but we don't have a way to suppress it (it's based on recency within a couple of months).

          Hey, at least the bacon-wrapped turkey went away -- has anyone seen that recently?

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          1. re: davina

            "Hey, at least the bacon-wrapped turkey went away -- has anyone seen that recently?"

            Or, as I like to refer to it "The Eternal Avatar" lol

            1. re: Servorg

              So glad to see it lives on in some way.

              1. re: davina

                I believe that the Egyptians came up with the original bacon wrapping as part of their "mummification" process. Now it just mummifies us from the inside out...

                1. re: Servorg

                  That bacon-wrapped turkey freaked me out -- every time I glanced at it I thought it was some kind of bizarre lobsterish beast. Okay as an avatar though, servorg -- too small for me to see it :-).