As I was packing for a week of business travel up and down the East Coast this week, I mentioned to my wife that I could not believe that Thanksgiving was only two weeks away. She looked at me a little confused and said “you do realize Thanksgiving is next Thursday?”, obviously I did not. Well that being said, we are officially in the Holiday season. As a chef with four children and a large family and extended family, this means a house full of hungry people for the next 6 weeks. As the Corporate Chef for a crab company, this also means there will be allot of seafood being requested and served. Well as I have said at least a million times by now, “crab isn’t just for crab cakes”, especially at the Cantwell house. You might see crab benedicts for a Holiday brunch, warm crab dip with crostini and crudité alongside of some classic cheese fondue while decorating the tree, or a beautiful crab and corn soufflé sitting on the Thanksgiving table. Over the coming weeks I will posting some of my favorite recipes as well as some new ideas of how you can enjoy the Holiday season with our crab meat. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or recipe requests in the comments field! Happy Holidays from the entire Newport International Family.