Set for the Holidays – Mauviel Roaster

Yesterday, I said I would be back with more fantastic holiday cookbooks and this post shares book number two. Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson: Recipes to Bring Comfort and Joy by Anna Olson shares the dishes the author loves to make during the holiday season and beyond. 

For Anna Olson, the holidays begin when she bakes her first pumpkin pie of the year. Pumpkin pie isn’t something she bakes on any old Tuesday evening, so it signifies something very special: the start of her favorite time of year, the holidays. A time for spending with family and friends, for coming together, celebrating traditions and, of course, cooking delicious food!

Part one of Set for the Holidays delivers menus and recipes for many festive events from Thanksgiving through New Year’s evening. There are also recipes for cozy nights at home, lighter meals for the times in between, and ideas for reinventing leftovers. With recipes for both traditional favorites (the perfect roast turkey), and inventive and inspiring alternatives (“turketta,” turkey breast done porchetta-style that’s perfect for smaller gatherings), there is something for everyone here.

The second section of the book has more than 60 recipes for centerpiece cakes, delectable pies, tarts, classic cookies, confections and more that happens to be my favorite portion of the book. Besides delectable desserts, Anna offers advice on creating the perfect dessert table or hosting a cookie exchange, and shares recipes for edible gifts.

And, because the holidays can also be stressful, Anna includes a healthy dose of practical advice for navigating the season with strategies for planning menus, advice on what to make ahead for every recipe, step-by-step methods and photography, and hundreds of hints and tips. 

My Gift Guide for 2018 included suggestions of Mauviel cookware for you or someone special. And to celebrate the holidays in style, Mauviel is offering one winner a Mauviel Copper Roasting Pan with Rack in our giveaway below.

I’ve been using this roasting pan for everything from roasting two chickens before Thanksgiving, my turkey for the big day itself, and I even used this beauty on the stove top to make a huge batch of salisbury steak for my son who requested it before he left for home. I didn’t have a pan large enough to sear all the salisbury steak (he wanted to take some back with him) so I grabbed my roasting pan. It’s not only beautiful but a workhorse in the kitchen and cleans up wonderfully.

Special thanks to Appetite by Random House for sharing the following recipe with our members and providing three copies of Set for the Holidays in our giveaway below.  


Whole roasted turkey and gravy
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If your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner tradition involves the classics, here is a traditional stuffed holiday turkey for you. Pick your preferred potatoes (mashed, roasted, au gratin or sweet potato), ready the cranberry sauce, root vegetables and Brussels sprouts and you’re set.



Leftover turkey can be wrapped well and refrigerated for up to 3 days, or diced or left in larger pieces and frozen in airtight containers for up to 3 months. Thaw it overnight in the fridge before using.

  • 1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, washed and sliced
  • 16 lb (6.75 kg) fresh whole turkey


  • 2 oz (60 mL) dry white vermouth
  • 1⁄3 cup (50 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chicken or turkey stock (including strained pan juices)

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).

2. Stir the butter with the thyme and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside. Arrange the sliced leeks in the centre of a large roasting pan and place the turkey on top. Spoon the dressing into the cavity of the turkey. Pat the skin dry with a paper towel and rub the thyme butter over the entire surface of the bird, finishing with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

3. Cook the turkey, uncovered and basting it every 20 minutes or so (more often as the turkey gets closer to being done), for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Use a meat thermometer to check whether it is done: the recommended temperatures are 170°F (77°C) in the breast, 180°F (82°C) in the thigh and 165°F (74°C) in the centre of the stuffing.

4. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board or platter to rest uncovered for 20 minutes while you prepare the gravy and bring your other dishes to the table.

5. To make the gravy, strain the drippings from the roasting pan through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Separate the fat from the pan juices using a gravy-separating pitcher or by skimming off the fat that floats to the top with a baster or a spoon. Reserve both the fat and the pan juices (add the pan juices to your stock measurement).

6. Discard the leeks if they are scorched; if they are not, reserve them to add back to the gravy at the end, if you wish.

7. Place the roasting pan on the stove over medium heat and add the vermouth, using a wooden spoon to loosen the caramelized bits at the bottom of the pan. Add 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the pan drippings and the flour, continuing to stir over medium heat until a nutty aroma develops, about 4 minutes (for a darker gravy, let the flour turn light brown, an extra 2 minutes).

8. Switch to a whisk and slowly pour in 1 cup (250 mL) of the stock while whisking continuously. As soon as the gravy thickens, whisk in another 1 cup (250 mL). Once the gravy thickens again and begins to bubble, whisk in the remaining 1 cup (250 mL) of stock in a slow steady stream and let it reach a full simmer before adding the reserved leeks (if using) and seasoning to taste.

9. To serve, carve the turkey into slices, and serve.


If you have the choice, carve the turkey in the kitchen rather than at the table. This way you can carve the whole breasts off the bone and slice them nicely on a cutting board, and then take off the thighs and legs, pull away the meat and arrange it on a large platter. This platter can be covered and kept warm in a 300°F (150°C) oven while you organize everything else.

I do find it true that, generally, whole turkey takes 20 minutes per pound (450 g) to cook at 325°F (160°C), but it takes longer once you add the stuffing (and depends on how tightly it is packed into the turkey), so always use a thermometer to be sure.


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada and Mauviel is offering one of their copper roaster pans to one winner in the US.  Two of the entry options are to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Which piece of Mauviel would you like to find under your tree?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on January 27th, 2019.

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  • Kristjudy  on  November 29, 2018

    Cheddar and chive shortbread

  • Kristjudy  on  November 29, 2018

    I would love the mauviel roaster

  • riley  on  November 29, 2018

    Chocolate orange bundt fruit cake. Mauviel copper roasting pan with rack.

  • FireRunner2379  on  November 29, 2018

    I'd like to try the Lobster mac 'n' cheese squares and Maple Fudge.

  • FireRunner2379  on  November 29, 2018

    I's love to wake up and find a Mauviel 1.9 qt. M'250c Copper & Stainless Steel Saucepan with Lid under my tree!

  • Aproporpoise  on  November 29, 2018

    I's love to find any of the copper Jam Pots under my tree – and after making jam I'd use it to make the Raspberry and Apricot Kolacky! <3

  • Elbyem  on  November 29, 2018

    Cheddar and chive shortbread – yum!

  • lauriesk  on  November 29, 2018

    I would make the Potato and egg salad with snap peas

  • lauriesk  on  November 29, 2018

    I would like the Mauviel copper roaster with rack

  • Cpado96  on  November 29, 2018

    Winter salad with roasted pear, feta, and hazelnut dressing sounds yummy

  • stef  on  November 29, 2018

    Raspberry and apricot kolacy

  • Shelley.b  on  November 29, 2018

    Cheddar and chive shortbread

  • Shelley.b  on  November 29, 2018

    Fondue pot

  • matag  on  November 29, 2018

    M'passion Copper Jam Pan

  • matag  on  November 29, 2018

    Carrot cake sandwich cookies

  • jmay42066  on  November 29, 2018

    Eggnog buttercream sandwich cookies

  • Alleycat  on  November 29, 2018

    The chickpea and cauliflower curry or the turkey coconut curry.

  • Alleycat  on  November 29, 2018

    That gorgeous roasting pan!

  • tennyogirl  on  November 29, 2018

    Winter sunshine smoothies

  • tennyogirl  on  November 29, 2018

    M'Steel Crepes Pan, Steel Handle

  • NancyLynn  on  November 30, 2018

    oat crackers! Need a basic cracker to showcase great cheese

  • KarenGlad  on  November 30, 2018

    Signature butter tart squares and that roaster would be nice thanks

  • jenlhawes  on  November 30, 2018

    I'm always looking for seasonal smoothie recipes so I'd like to try the winter sunshine smoothie.

  • jenlhawes  on  November 30, 2018

    I'd love a set of the mini cocottes or that gorgeous roasting pan. Would be thrilled to have any piece of mauviel in my kitchen!

  • kmn4  on  November 30, 2018

    Flourless chocolate Mont Blanc torte

  • kmn4  on  November 30, 2018

    M'passion Copper Jam Pan, 14.8 qt

  • sarahawker  on  November 30, 2018

    Croque monsieur bake

  • sarahawker  on  November 30, 2018

    M'passion Copper Jam Pan, 14.8 qt

  • mlanthie  on  November 30, 2018

    Mini tourtières

  • mpdeb98  on  November 30, 2018

    Mini chicken schnitzel sliders

  • janv  on  November 30, 2018

    oat crackers

  • janv  on  November 30, 2018

    M'150c2 Copper & Stainless Steel Curved Slayed Saute Pan & Lid

  • debbiehb  on  November 30, 2018

    Anna's favourite cereal snack mix and I'd like to try the copper roasting pan with the rack

  • Amdona  on  November 30, 2018

    Winter sunshine smoothies.
    Copper roasting pan !

  • lilyrose63  on  November 30, 2018

    Gingerbread crinkle cookies….and the copper roasting pan under the tree would be divine!

  • marsmomma  on  November 30, 2018

    I would make the BBQ turkey bao first! Also, I would love to find the Mauviel Copper Roaster with Rack under my tree!

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 1, 2018

    M'passion Copper Jam Pan, 14.8 qt

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 1, 2018

    lemon crumble loaf cake

  • rchesser  on  December 1, 2018

    Raspberry and apricot jam kolacky.

  • Frogcake  on  December 1, 2018

    Lobster Mac and cheese squares AND mini tourtieres.

  • rchesser  on  December 1, 2018

    The M'150c2 Copper & Stainless Steel Rondeau & Lid and the Copper Jam Pan!

  • mcrimmins  on  December 1, 2018

    Signature Butter Tart Squares

  • mcrimmins  on  December 1, 2018

    The Mauviel Copper Roaster gives me heart palpitations!!!

  • agentmnm  on  December 1, 2018

    I would make the jalapeño cornbread madeline’s and I would love the copper roaster

  • southerncooker  on  December 2, 2018

    Banana cranberry virtuous muffins and definitely the Mauviel Copper Roaster.

  • dbielick  on  December 2, 2018

    Potato and egg salad with snap peas and the jam pot

  • JRumi  on  December 2, 2018

    Red berry breakfast buckle

  • JRumi  on  December 2, 2018

    The M150 copper roaster with rack

  • nadiam1000  on  December 2, 2018

    definitely the roaster – I need one!

  • nadiam1000  on  December 2, 2018

    definitely the Mauviel roaster – I need one!

  • nadiam1000  on  December 2, 2018

    Montebello baked maple crêpes and definitely the Mauviel roaster – I need one!

  • Becky46  on  December 2, 2018

    The sticky toffee puddings and the Mauviel Copper Roasting Pan with Rack would be my favourite!

  • AnneOther  on  December 3, 2018

    My first choice: Raspberry jam Danish wreath!

  • robynnemellor  on  December 4, 2018

    Vegetarain tourtiere

  • purviska  on  December 5, 2018

    gingerbread crinkle cookies

  • stjones  on  December 5, 2018

    sticky toffee pudding! I like that gorgeous copper roasting pan.

  • Uhmandanicole  on  December 6, 2018

    Mini tourtières and I would love that stainless steel M'Urban Rondeau with lid

  • lmatz  on  December 6, 2018

    cheddar and chive shortbread, yum!

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 7, 2018

    I would like to make the Raspberry jam Danish wreath.

  • rusthawk  on  December 7, 2018

    Candy cane sugar cookies .

  • t.t  on  December 8, 2018

    Jalapeño cornbread madeleines

  • t.t  on  December 8, 2018

    M'passion Copper Jam Pan

  • dusksunset  on  December 8, 2018

    lobster mac n' cheese squares

  • Dannausc  on  December 8, 2018

    Barbecue turkey bao

  • Dannausc  on  December 8, 2018

    Copper egg white beating bowl

  • EmilyR  on  December 8, 2018

    lemon crumble loaf cake

  • EmilyR  on  December 8, 2018

    M'passion Copper Egg White Beating Bowl

  • MiMi60  on  December 9, 2018

    I would love a M'tradition Copper Fondue Set, 3.2 qt.

  • MiMi60  on  December 9, 2018

    I bet Spinach, mushroom and Parmesan squares would be a winner in my house

  • eatysmith  on  December 9, 2018

    Whole roasted turkey and gravy!

  • eatysmith  on  December 9, 2018

    M'150s Copper & Stainless Steel Bain Marie, 0.9qt!

  • Brancica  on  December 9, 2018

    Lobster Mac & cheese sounds great

  • thecharlah  on  December 11, 2018

    Michael's signature Caesars and the M'steel Wok

  • daniellespinato1  on  December 12, 2018

    The Lemon meringue bûche de Noël sounds great!

  • amylou61  on  December 13, 2018

    I'd try the Chicken Carnitas

  • dtremit  on  December 15, 2018

    I'd make the Festive Macarons and beat the egg whites in a big Mauviel copper beating bowl!

  • RSW  on  December 17, 2018

    Blue cheese, walnut and dried apricot shortbreads
    Mauviel copper beating bowl

  • antpantsii  on  December 18, 2018

    the savory shortbreads: blue cheese and walnut and the cheddar and chive

    I would love a jam pan please.

  • jezpurr  on  December 21, 2018

    Winter salad with roasted pear, feta and hazelnut dressing!!!^_^

  • jezpurr  on  December 21, 2018

    The Fondue Set!!!^_^

  • LABeachGal  on  December 21, 2018

    Thai turkey coconut curry sounds great!

  • LABeachGal  on  December 21, 2018

    I'd love to find the Copper & Stainless Steel Paella Pan under the tree!

  • elsid22  on  December 22, 2018

    butter tart squares and a fondue pot!

  • sallansd  on  December 22, 2018

    I'd try the Lobster mac 'n' cheese squares

  • sallansd  on  December 22, 2018

    I'd love the 11" M'Urban Rondeau with Lid, cast stainless steel handle

  • LaurenE  on  December 26, 2018

    Chocolate orange bundt fruit cake. A fondue pot!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  December 26, 2018

    lobster mac'n'cheese squares

  • kitchenclimbers  on  December 26, 2018

    copper roaster

  • Terrill  on  December 27, 2018

    Id make the signature Buttertart Squares!

  • Terrill  on  December 27, 2018

    Id love a Mauviel Roaster or a Risotto pot!

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 29, 2018

    would like to try the cheddar and chive shortbreads found on page 42

  • lizkamerer  on  December 29, 2018

    Miso soba noodle bowl

  • floridagld  on  December 29, 2018

    many nice recipes for my cheese board I would like to make these Jalapeño cornbread madeleines

  • floridagld  on  December 29, 2018

    Already a fan. Two jam pan and especially the M'150s Copper & Stainless Steel Paella Pan, cast stainless steel handle.

  • rusthawk  on  December 30, 2018

    The M'150s Copper and Stainless Steel Stew pot with Lid, 6.4 qt is one I would love to own.

  • lgroom  on  December 31, 2018

    the lemon cakes will be first

  • Sfgordon  on  January 2, 2019

    I'd like to try leek, potato and celeriac soup

  • Sfgordon  on  January 2, 2019

    I don't own any copper cookware but I'd like to try the M'passion Copper Jam Pan, 9.5 qt

  • banba1  on  January 2, 2019

    Mini tourtières

  • banba1  on  January 2, 2019

    I have wanted a copper jam pan for a very long time now!

  • amylou61  on  January 3, 2019

    I'd love to have the M'150s Copper & Tin Lined Stock Pot with Lid, cast stainless steel handles.

  • tarae1204  on  January 3, 2019

    Still need a fondue set! I'd like to try her recipe for Kouign Amann.

  • ket06e  on  January 3, 2019

    cheddar and chive shortbread and a bain marie!

  • Karla123  on  January 3, 2019

    Mulled apple cider…one of my favorite fall/winter beverages.

  • Karla123  on  January 3, 2019

    I'd love to have the M'passion Copper Jam Pan.

  • lizkamerer  on  January 3, 2019

    I’d love the tri-ply roaster with rack!

  • Amandaspamanda  on  January 4, 2019

    I would love a nice big stewpan (M'Urban Stewpan with Lid), and the recipe I would try first would have to be Crispy baked chicken wings

  • Sabrina5000  on  January 5, 2019

    Maple fudge sounds good. I would love a roaster with rack

  • PeavineBlues  on  January 5, 2019

    Chicken Carnitas

  • casacarlisle  on  January 5, 2019

    The Roasted Ham with Applesauce and Horseradish Cream.

    The beautiful roaster!

  • ravensfan  on  January 5, 2019

    Cheddar and chive shortbreads

  • Ppitzer  on  January 5, 2019


  • marnone  on  January 5, 2019

    Fondue and crinkle cookies!

  • ravensfan  on  January 5, 2019

    M'Urban Rondeau with Lid, cast stainless steel handle

  • lisambb  on  January 5, 2019

    The cheddar and chive shortbread.

  • Shana.  on  January 5, 2019

    Chicken carnitas.

  • Shana.  on  January 5, 2019

    M'Cook Stainless Steel Wok with 2 handles, 12.5 inch

  • trevorbr  on  January 5, 2019

    Raspberry and apricot jam kolacky
    Mauviel Copper stock pot with fitted lid, stainless steel lining and applied brass handles 10"

  • demomcook  on  January 5, 2019

    Signature butter tart squares

    I would love a copper jam pan – I've always wanted one.

  • R202081  on  January 5, 2019

    Eggnog buttercream sandwich cookies sound great and the m150c2 stewpot and Dutch oven is the bomb.

  • mrscahughes  on  January 5, 2019

    turkey pancetta sounds perfect for my husband and me.

  • KarenDel  on  January 5, 2019

    Jalapeño cornbread madeleines

  • KarenDel  on  January 5, 2019

    I'd like the Tarte Tatin

  • Lafauvette  on  January 5, 2019

    Panettone and cocotte

  • jim.windle  on  January 5, 2019

    10.2 inch M'150b Copper & Stainless Steel Round Frying Pan, bronze handle

  • intrepid9923  on  January 5, 2019

    Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry would be my choice as the pair of them are my absolute favorites and to combine them would be delectable for sure! Yummo!

  • intrepid9923  on  January 5, 2019

    I would choose the 11" Tarte Tatin as I have always wanted one!

  • Knordahl  on  January 5, 2019

    I would try the winter salad or the oat crackers. Maybe both!

  • ktpotat  on  January 5, 2019

    Cheddar and chive shortbread

  • davisesq212  on  January 6, 2019

    I would love the Lemon crumble loaf cake to try first.

  • RickPearson54  on  January 6, 2019

    Fondue pot

  • JJWong  on  January 6, 2019

    mulled cider in the M'Urban stewpot

  • infotrop  on  January 6, 2019

    Graceland squares in honor of Elvis and the wok

  • brigs03  on  January 6, 2019

    Potato gnocchi

    Sauce pans

  • BMeyer  on  January 6, 2019

    cheddar and chive shortbread

  • upstatemissy  on  January 6, 2019

    I would like to make the Baked ham with roasted applesauce & horseradish cream.

  • uclangel422  on  January 7, 2019

    The spinach, mushroom and parmesan squares

  • gallucci  on  January 7, 2019

    Jalapeño cornbread madeleines for me, to accompany Michael's signature Caesars!

  • stephanieyee  on  January 7, 2019

    candied orange peel

  • Nrshelley  on  January 8, 2019

    I'd love to have the fondue pot or the beautiful jam pan and then make jam and anything with the jam!

  • Nancith  on  January 8, 2019

    Raspberry jam Danish wreath

  • AnneOther  on  January 9, 2019

    Santa, it's too late for 2018, but if you're listening, I would love to find the "M'150s Copper Tri-Ply Roaster with Rack" from Mauviel under my Christmas tree this year!

  • smartie101  on  January 12, 2019

    oat crackers

  • edyenicole  on  January 17, 2019

    tarte tatin!

  • Teruska  on  January 18, 2019

    Copper roaster or jam pan. Lobster mac 'n cheese ~ always looking for a new recipe ~ or Baked ham with roasted applesauce & horseradish cream

  • ckbkcollector  on  January 19, 2019

    lemon crumble loaf cake

  • ktwalla  on  January 24, 2019

    Blue Cheese, Walnut and Dried Apricot Shortbreads.

  • ktwalla  on  January 24, 2019

    Fondue set

  • orchidlady01  on  January 26, 2019

    Lobster mac 'n' cheese squares

  • orchidlady01  on  January 26, 2019

    M'Urban Round Frying Pan, Non-stick, cast stainless steel handle – 11.8"

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