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Tips for getting the most from your holiday roast

You’ve decked the table with china and linens and your grandmother’s monogrammed silver.The only thing missing? A gigantic, glistening roast, the ultimate expression of holiday luxury.“You’re...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Cracking the Thanksgiving code with a scientist

As Americans, we believe we can have it all. But there’s nothing like struggling to roast a Thanksgiving turkey to shatter the myth.“I’m afraid with turkeys – and whole birds in general – life does...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

A few sips

A lot about Thanksgiving is nonnegotiable. The bird must be brined/deep-fried/tofurkey. Stuffing must be from a box or from scratch, in the bird or not. And then there’s the whole to marshmallow or...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pumpkin pie crossed with a classic German cake

Simply put – it isn’t Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.But that doesn’t mean you can’t vary from the side-of-the-can recipe. This version is inspired by bee sting cake from Germany (called...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Creamy, crunchy: Think creme brulee on Turkey Day

Though Thanksgiving traditionally is a holiday of pies, a creamy, sweet and crunchy creme brulee — essentially a candy-coated custard — is an appealing way to shake things up.The custard for this...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

This season, you can give bottles that give back

NAPA, Calif. – Looking to blend your philanthropy with your enology? ‘Tis the season.A limited-production wine is almost always a personal endeavor, but for the Bump family their recently released...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

In the digital age, kitchen help just a tweet away

Need to talk turkey? Baffled by Brussels sprouts? Sure, you could go old school and call a 1-800 holiday helpline. But these days, cooks are finding inspiration, or salvation as the case may be,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing out the sides

Side dishes can make or break the centerpiece turkey on Thanksgiving Day. But that doesn’t mean new twist on traditional recipes should be overlooked in favor of playing it safe. Here are sample...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Nothing complicated about a well-seasoned turkey

The goal here was a deliciously moist roasted Thanksgiving turkey with tons of autumnal flavor.So we started with that most classic of fall beverages – apple cider. But to get the greatest flavor...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Bird is the word

Between the kids pulling on your sleeve and the extended family pulling at your nerves, Thanksgiving is hard enough. So why make life harder by overthinking the main dish?This year, ditch the messy...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef Dorie Greenspan dishes on French food and flaming kitchens

A few pecans. A sprinkle of Armagnac. Why not? Dorie Greenspan thought.A bottom-rung baker in a chi-chi New York kitchen, Greenspan was bored making the same cake day after day, and decided...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pass the salt

Salting as a deliberate act.Sounds a bit intense. And for Mark Bitterman, it is. It’s a call to action, a plan to banish bland food.“Think about salting as a deliberate act,” says Bitterman, author...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food