October 7, 2012

Thanksgiving

cover image of Thanksgiving
How to Cook It Well
Sam Sifton

Thanksgiving is not the time to experiment with the trendiest recipes. So let's talk turkey... and gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (or not), and pies. Would a man who worked The New York Times Thanksgiving Help Line steer you wrong? Keeping things simple and serving the traditional dishes is the way to go. Although this is mainly a cookbook, Sifton also offers advice on table settings, the to-do list, cleaning up, and what to do with the leftovers. You're still on your own for dealing with Uncle Fred.