Thanksgiving Tips

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5 Unexpected Thanksgiving Sides

By Joel Kahn | November 20, 2012

green beans

Photo: Aine Carlin

Despite all the hype around turkey and roasts this time of year, Thanksgiving is really made by the side dishes. Everyone knows the established canon (cranberry sauce, stuffing, etc.), so here are some adventurous dishes that would not be out of place next to your golden bird. All of these recipes are vegetarian, too, so they are sure to please a wide range of guests. Read More

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5 Not-Quite-Traditional Thanksgiving Appetizers

By Joel Kahn | November 20, 2012

Photo: Paul Brissman


Photo: Paul Brissman

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate this wondrous melting pot we call America—and it only makes sense to incorporate some different cultures into this year’s feast. To inspire creativity, here are a few recipes that will add some spice and zing to any Thanksgiving’s first course…even if they might not be what one traditionally expects. Read More


How to Choose Perfect Holiday Wines

By admin | December 23, 2011

Photo: Emiliano De Laurentiis

Photo: Emiliano De Laurentiis

By: Michele Wolfson

Wine can be an essential part of a meal (or of a day for that matter), especially during the Holidays. Preparing a huge Thanksgiving feast for 15 people with 15 side dishes can leave you feeling overwhelmed, to say the least. Not to mention that Christmas and Chanukah are right around the corner, which means more cooking and gatherings that focus on food and beverage. Don’t let the task of choosing wines that pair well with your dishes weigh you down like it’s a chore. Ignore the books that over-complicate matters and the formulas that give out too much information that by the end of reading, your head is spinning.

The truth of the matter is that you should choose wines that have simple characteristics when it comes to pairing them with meals that have a variety of different dishes. Read More


Thanksgiving Day Tips

By admin | November 10, 2011

Place setting

By: Ashley Bode

This time last year I was in the midst of planning an annual Friends’ Thanksgiving for twenty of my favorite people. I spent my days sifting through editions of Bon Apetite and Gourmet, old and new, to find recipes that were unique, delicious, and relatively time-efficient. I budgeted out every expense so as not to overspend.  I was making place-cards, sending invites, learning fancy napkin folds, polishing wine glasses, buffing china and rearranging furniture. Read More


Thanksgiving Questions and Answers

By mahir | November 22, 2010

Live Radio Show

As Thanksgiving nears, you may be having questions about the big feast.  I will be on Sirius XM’s Martha Stewart Living Radio tomorrow afternoon at 4pm, answering your questions about the holiday meal.

Thank you so much to those who have posted questions and if you haven’t, please ask about any Thanksgiving related cooking issues, concerns and queries.

I would love to hear comments about how you are celebrating Thanksgiving.  Are you going to a friend or family’s house or hosting at your home?  Wondering about what you should bring as a side dish or dessert? Read More


Thanksgiving Tips

By mahir | November 19, 2010

This article from Serious Eats gives Harold McGee’s top ten tips for this Thanksgiving.  I like how he streamlines several issues that arrive on this big holiday and makes it easy for home cooks to avoid potential problems.  With Thanksgiving, there is often a barrage of information because of the holiday’s food-centric nature. Read More


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