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11/23/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Real, not canned, pumpkin — and only the variety known as Long Island Cheese will do — is a crucial ingredient for Marie Manuella’s memorable Thanksgivings.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Real, not canned, pumpkin — and only the variety known as Long Island Cheese will do — is a crucial ingredient for Marie Manuella’s memorable Thanksgivings.

Is there a dish you must have on Thanksgiving?

While Shelter Islanders were preparing for the big day or on the way to family celebrations, the Reporter asked a few of them what foods they were looking forward to, thinking we’d discover some new twists on classic recipes, but for these Islanders, it’s not about the recipe. The dishes they put on the table tomorrow will preserve and adapt traditions, honor previous generations and say, “I love you.” (more…)