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Plan your Thanksgiving holiday with a little help from our guide

Thanksgiving Planning Guide

Whether you're dining out or cooking at home, GAYOT's holiday guide has everything you need to plan your weekend. Find the best restaurants serving traditional spreads or read about the top 10 Thanksgiving must-haves that'll make prepping your big feast a breeze.

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The Food of Oman is Felicia Campbell's latest cookbook highlighting Middle Eastern recipes

The Food of Oman Review

Felicia Campbell's memories of Oman are filled with mishakik (beef skewers) and zanzibari biryani (chicken in rose water and clove-infused rice). Read about her experiences while you try your hand at authentic Middle Eastern fare.

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Pomegranates are high in potassium and Vitamin C, along with many other health benefits

Health Benefits of Pomegranates

Fully reap the rewards of this mysterious fruit during the fall season when it is most ripe. Whether you do so by drinking freshly squeezed juice or eating the seeds whole, there is a lot to benefit from in pomegranates.

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Joanne Weir's latest cookbook highlights recipes from her childhood and beyond

Kitchen Gypsy Cookbook

Joanne Weir's latest work chronicles her lifelong adventures of traveling, hosting cooking classes and cherishing delicious family recipes. Her cookbook includes 100 recipes and 250 mouth-watering photographs.

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The fully-baked ciabatta baguette, one of Boulart's artisan breads

Boulart Bakery Goods

Artisan-style bread can come in many forms. At Boulart, it can also come frozen. These preservative-free and non-GMO loafs can be baked at home for optimal freshness.

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Stivii's white peach dark chocolate flavor of no-sugar-added bars for guilt-free snacking

Stivii Chocolate

Made in Switzerland, these sugar-free dark chocolate bars by Stivii are sweetened with stevia for guilt-free snacking. With an assortment of flavors to choose from, including blueberry almond and pomegranate, they are a great alternative for those who might be on a health-conscious diet but still want to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings.

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Golden Island's seasoned and flame-grilled pork jerky comes in three flavors

Golden Island Jerky

Golden Island's gourmet jerky provides a healthy alternative to snacking without sacrificing flavor. An almost too-spicy-to-handle option includes the Sriracha pork seasoned with fiery pepper seeds. Or opt for the sweet but smoky gilled barbecue that's prepared with a hint of cinnamon and spice.

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Hillary Davis's newest cookbook, Le French Oven

Le French Oven

From the woman who authored French Comfort Food, a favorite in all things classic and traditional Parisian cuisine, comes the new Le French Oven. Hillary Davis' latest is dedicated to the authentic recipes that can be made in a cocotte (think Dutch oven, but Parisian-style). Whether it's Basque-style paella or raspberry clafoutis, Davis shows you how to braise, stew, roast and bake everything from the appetizers to the main course, plus don't forget dessert. Coupled with mouth-watering photography by Steven Rothfeld, this spin-on-a-classic cookbook belongs in every food-lover's kitchen.

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Apples pack four grams of fiber per medium fruit, just one of many health benefits

Health Benefits of Apples

Fall is the season for apples. While we often bypass the traditional go-to fruit for "keeping the doctor away" in favor of more glam superfoods such as açai, goji berry, pluots or purple kale, come autumn, Fuji, Red Delicious and Jonagold make an appearance on our shopping list. They should on yours as well, as these old school harbingers of health are bursting with benefits.

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Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees cookbook by Kian Lam Kho features Chinese dishes from different regions

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

Put down the take-out menu and grab this new cookbook by author and chef Kian Lam Kho for authentic, homestyle Chinese food. With the unique technique approach that Kho takes in his user-friendly recipe guide, you'll be cooking General Tso's chicken or stir-fried lo mein better than any take-out joint in no time.

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Pumpkins are great for decoration but they also come with great health benefits

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

The humble pumpkin, which originated in Central America and was revered by early Native Americans, has been bestowed with transformative powers in modern American culture. Cinderella's pumpkin turned into a coach to ferry her to the fateful ball at the prince's castle. Every Halloween, school children across America transform the orange squash into friendly or sinister carved countenances. And recent research has shown that in all its forms — flesh, seeds, and oil — pumpkin has the power to alter disease processes in the body.

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Add more nutty flavor to your baked goods with La Nogalera Walnut Oil

La Nogalera Walnut Oil

Grown in the orchards of Santa Barbara County, this California Central Coast premium walnut oil packs essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6.

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The Salter Stainless Steel Electronic Scale measures up to five pounds

Top 10 Kitchen Gadgets

Ranging from a chef's knife to an enzyme-preserving juicer, the kitchen items on this list will help unleash your inner Martha Stewart.

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Check out our Brussels sprouts feature to learn how the nutrient-rich winter vegetable can help keep your immune system strong through flu season.

Eat like a caveman with GAYOT's Top 10 Paleo Cookbooks, which promote a gluten-free, low-carb diet based on healthy, whole foods.