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6 Thanksgiving Recipes from Local Tastemakers

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and a bevvy of creative chefs, mixologists, product makers, and other great minds in town, we decided to put together a little list of great recipes you can include in your Holiday feast.


Alexis Joseph’s Healthy Green Bean Casserole

If you’re looking to avoid some of the decadence and excess of the most glorious, gluttonous holiday, then Alexis Joseph (a.k.a Hummusapien) has just the festive recipe for you.


Cara Mangini’s Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip

We interviewed Cara recently about her highly acclaimed cookbook and she told us about some of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes— but you’ll have to buy the book to get those. In the meantime, check out this Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip as a light way to kick off your holiday appetizers.


Taylor Riggs’ Almond Butter Date Thumbprint Cookies

Taylor is a dietician and her recipes focus on balance. This lovely dessert would be perfect with tea after a big dinner and isn’t too bad for you. Almonds and dates are a classic wintry flavor combo.

Jeni Britton Bauer’s Coquito Lady Cake

A great holiday cake recipe from the queen herself… because what goes better with ice cream than cake? Coquito is also known as “Puerto Rican Eggnog.” It is a coconut twist on the holiday classic and Jeni’s cake is covered in a thick layer of Coquito-flavored frosting. 


Watershed Distillery’s Copper Fox

This sophisticated gin drink will wow your guests. Serve as a complex aperitif with appetizers.

OYO + ROOT23’s Apple Pickin Cocktail

This is a boozy twist on a classic apple cider. All the perfect Fall flavors made with local syrup and spirits.


Faith Durand, Editor of the culinary world famous site The Kitchn, is located right here in Columbus. Which kind of makes all of these recipes local… right? 

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