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

turkey

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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Recipe Roundup: November 18, 2011

mashed potaties

The blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our recipe roundup does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! My All-Pie Thanksgiving Fantasy [SE] Turkey pie with a layer of cranberries. Sausage stuffing pie. Green bean casserole pie. This is Thanksgiving dinner like you've never seen it before. Warm Romanesco and Radicchio Salad with Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette [SF Gate] A gorgeous Thanksgiving side or just your new favorite

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Recipes: Thanksgiving Sides

savory cranberry bread pudding
 

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon When you add bacon to brussels sprouts, these oft-refused veggies will get gobbled up, even at the kids' table. Savory Cranberry Bread Pudding This tart and spicy side dish gets a boozy note from Armagnac. Whipped Root Vegetables Turnips and parsnips join potatoes in this lighter-than-air side. Brioche Stuffing Currants plumped in wine add a juicy punch to this rich and herbaceous stuffing.

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Recipe: Savory Cranberry Bread Pudding

savory cranberry bread pudding We know that many of you have your Thanksgiving cooking schedules mapped out by the minute, but this tart and spicy bread pudding deserves a couple hours of your oven's time.

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