On the Menu: Week of November 18

Outside the James Beard House

 

Spanish Holiday Table

Monday, November 19, 7:00 P.M.

No discussion of the South's booming food scene is complete without mentioning Cúrate, the spirited Asheville-based tapas bar that's helmed by a married couple who also happen to be alumni of El Bulli. Join us for a taste of the team's interpretation of classic Spanish holiday fare.

 

Thanksgiving with a Southern Twist

Thursday, November 22, 6:00 P.M.

Leave the basters and the kitchen twine at home and join us at the Beard House for a Down South–inspired Thanksgiving feast. That renowned hospitality will be on display this Turkey Day when acclaimed chef Scott Varnedoe comes up North to show us exactly how they do it in Baton Rouge.

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Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Leftovers

turkey sandwich We had so much fun last year coming up with ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers that we thought we’d revisit the topic with a list of some of the best leftover-loving recipes out there. David Chang’s Soy-Braised Turkey, Mashed Potato Spring Rolls, Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Mint [F&W] Indian-Spiced Turkey Lentil Soup, Cranberry-

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Wines for Your Thanksgiving Spread

Food Lover's Guide to Wine

If you’re on a last-minute hunt for Thanksgiving wines, consider one of these recommendations from two-time James Beard Award-winning authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, co-authors of the new The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine (Little, Brown), which was recently named one of the five best wine books of the year by the Wall Street Journal. Whether you’re looking for a multi-sipper that goes with everything you’ve heaped on your plate or for a variety of bottles to pair with all of the trimmings, this list has you covered.   Bubbles: We toasted our wedding at Lydia Shire’s Boston restaurant Biba in 1990 with Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée, and this iconic brand has been our critical and sentimental favorite to enjoy on special occasions ever since. If you only serve one

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Culinary School at Home: How to Cook a Turkey

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When you only cook a dish once a year (like, for instance, a roasted turkey), it can be difficult to perfect. That’s why every Thanksgiving millions of Americans find themselves poring over old family recipes and studying the November issues of their favorite food magazines before even entering the kitchen. To streamline the holiday cram session, we’ve put together a collection of turkey tips and tricks from some of our favorite sites. 1. Before you start messing around with softened butter, here's how to prep a turkey. 2. Alton Brown explains “the Turkey Triangle” and other

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