Happy Thanksgiving, dear US readers!
If you’re wondering what wine to bring or serve with turkey, here are the top suggestions, according to a search of the all-knowing Internet:
- Pinot Noir.
- Dry Riesling.
Plus, a few hints to avoid overeating today — or at any large holiday meal this season:
- Your brain can only crave 3 or 4 things at a time. So decide what you most want to eat, instead of trying a little bit of everything. If you go back for seconds, that’s the time to sample other foods — you’ll eat a lot less.
- Experts say that a serving is the size of your loosely held fist, not the entire plate.
- Eat slowly and stop after 10 minutes to let your brain register whether you’re satisfied. After a five-minute break, you may find that you don’t want much more.
- Plan ahead to “save” room for dessert, rather than “making” room for dessert; ie, be sure you’re actually still a bit hungry.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday, however you’re spending it! xx, Alisa