Tagged: thanksgiving

Make Your Own Marshmallow Fluff for Better Yams

I have never needed marshmallows on my yams (or sweet potatoes, depending which tuber you grab). Sweet potatoes and the like are sweet enough—it’s in the name—and topping them with cloud of broiled sugar...

Radicchio Makes a Superior Thanksgiving Salad

I am an unapologetic champion of serving a salad with Thanksgiving dinner. Even though I am completely here for the casseroles, a pile of raw leaves can cleanse the palate and invigorate, allowing one...

Why Your Turkey Gravy Needs Burnt Onions

Turkey gravy causes almost as much kitchen anxiety as the turkey itself. Thought it’s a simple sauce comprised of fat, flour, and stock, nailing both the viscosity and flavor profile can require some amount...

Get Your Knives Sharpened Right Now

Sharp kitchen knives are important all year round, but they are absolutely essential on Thanksgiving. Not only will you be chopping more vegetables and herbs than usual, you will be carving up a beast...

The Case for Torching Your Pumpkin Pie

Fire is fun. Pie is fun. Setting your pumpkin pie (lightly) on fire is just a great time all around. Actually, I think all custard pies beg to be brûléed, but pumpkin is the...

Add Non-Turkey Bones to Your Turkey Stock

It is officially time to start preparing for Thanksgiving, and besides picking your turkey recipe, one thing you can work on immediately (and then freeze) is your stock. This may seem boring, but stock...