Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well by Sam Sifton

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  • Serious turkey stock

    • TrishaCP on November 25, 2016

      I used the seasonings of this stock, but I was doubling the amount called for and used only turkey wings and my own proportions. It had a nice turkey flavor and I would use this recipe again.

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  • Wednesday Chef

    Sifton's manifesto is a total delight. It's bossy and funny and endlessly useful. I'd say it deserves a spot on every wedding registry or housewarming gift list. It covers everything...

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  • Baking Bites

    With this book in hand, you can take some of the stress out of this holiday and be able to spend more time enjoying the whole process of cooking, eating and spending time with family.

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  • Serious Eats

    after reading...and poring through the recipes, such an elegant meal seems possible, if not downright easy. Further, given the humorously opinionated tone of the book, it makes for a fun weekend read.

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  • ISBN 10 1400069912
  • ISBN 13 9781400069910
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Oct 30 2012
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 160
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House
  • Imprint Random House

Publishers Text

From one of America’s finest food writers, the former restaurant critic for The New York Times, comes a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving dinner—preparing it, surviving it, and pulling it off in style.
From the planning of the meal to the washing of the last plate, Thanksgiving poses more—and more vexing—problems for the home cook than any other holiday. In this smartly written, beautifully illustrated, recipe-filled book, Sam Sifton, the Times’s resident Thanksgiving expert, delivers a message of great comfort and solace: There is no need for fear. You can cook a great meal on Thanksgiving. You can have a great time.
With simple, fool-proof recipes for classic Thanksgiving staples, as well as new takes on old standbys, this book will show you that the fourth Thursday of November does not have to be a day of kitchen stress and family drama, of dry stuffing and sad, cratered pies. You can make a better turkey than anyone has ever served you in your life, and you can serve it with gravy that is not lumpy or bland but a salty balm, rich in flavor, that transforms all it touches. Here are recipes for exciting side dishes and robust pies and festive cocktails, instructions for setting the table and setting the mood, as well as cooking techniques and menu ideas that will serve you all year long, whenever you are throwing a big party. Written for novice and experienced cooks alike, Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well is your guide to making Thanksgiving the best holiday of the year. It is not fantasy. If you prepare, it will happen. And this book will show you how.

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