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Monday, Nov. 25, 2002

GIVING NATURES

Brooklyn chefs share their secret recipes for a tasty Thanksgiving celebration

In the spirit of holiday giving, I asked eight Brooklyn chefs to share their Thanksgiving creations with GO Brooklyn readers. Days later my fax machine buzzed with recipes that are not only delicious, but many that are uncomplicated, and a few that taste even better made a day or two ahead. Comment.

Roast Turkey with Apple-Walnut   Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Apple-Walnut Stuffing Mark Lahm , Henry’s End [44 Henry St. between Cranberry and Middagh streets, (718) 834-1776] Comment.

Velvet Mashed Potatoes     

Velvet Mashed Potatoes Comment.

Marinated Pork Loin

Marinated Pork Loin Comment.

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney Comment.

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Butternut Squash Bruschetta Comment.

FRIENDS IN NEED

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, the Bay Ridge Corps of The Salvation Army will open its doors and offer free Thanksgiving dinners to "the lonely, the elderly, the homeless or anyone who finds it difficult to cook at home that day," according to Major Bryan Smith. Smith and his wife, fellow pastor Major Beverly Smith (pictured above left with volunteer Dianne Browning), will begin serving dinner at noon at the facility’s Peach Room at 252 86th St. between Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard. Comment.

FAMILY AFFAIR

The Regina Opera Company, a popular Dyker Heights venue for both opera fans and performers, has been one family’s labor of love for two generations. Comment.

’PIRATES’ IN BROOKLYN

At a time when dead playwrights and composers often suffer a dreadful fate in the hands of over-ambitious directors, it’s nice to see directors who know how to nip and tuck and update, and come up with something original that still remains true to the original. Comment.

Raves for Simmons

Letters: As a confirmed Brooklynite, I have picked up your paper pretty regularly over the years, and have gone through it casually, with hardly the attention you might expect I give the New York Times or my New Yorker except to notice your evident growth - more editorial content, color, etc. - and to become somewhat aware you had a writer named Paulanne Simmons. Comment.

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