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Thanksgiving

How to Cook It Well
Sifton, Sam (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"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"--
Authors: Sifton, Sam
Statement of Responsibility: Sam Sifton
Title: Thanksgiving
how to cook it well
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 133 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Getting started
The turkey
Side dishes
Gravy & cranberry sauce
Setting the table, serving the food & other questions of etiquette
Drinks & drinking
Dessert
Cleanup & leftovers
Summary: "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"--
Subject Headings: Thanksgiving cooking Cooking, American
Genre/Form: Cookbooks
Topical Term: Thanksgiving cooking
Cooking, American
LCCN: 2012013919
ISBN: 9781400069910
1400069912
Branch Call Number: 641.568 S
Research Call Number: JFD 12-6807
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Nov 17, 2012
  • KARINLITWIN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very nice book. He has a slew of stories and thoughts about Thanksgiving --particularly the meal, but also decorating, etc. I liked the basic recipes for turkey, stuffing, etc. and that he says it is not the day for dieting!

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