The Food Maven Diary
Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
With Thanksgiving approaching, my listeners have begun their steady stream of "where should I eat out this Thanksgiving?" Fortunately, I have covered that base in my diary entry on November 11th, called Thanksgiving Menus 2002 Just click on the link to see what some of the city's best (and most festive) restaurants are doing this holiday. (I'll post a few more later this week.)
What about those of you cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home? Don't feel left out. I've gathered some of my most Thanksgiving-appropriate recipes and tips from the website and will share them with you here.
Turkey Tip is a riff on roasting your turkey breast side down for the majority of it's cooking time. You might want to try it. It moistens the usually-dry breast meat by a self-basting, of sorts.
Why not make some very simple Miniature Goat Cheese Cakes to serve with one of Food Talk Sommelier's Carol Berman's weekly "Wine Buys" as everyone arrives for dinner?
If you are looking for new side dishes, you'd be surprised how many people love these roasted Brussels Sprouts. Two perennial favorites are Rozanne Gold's Sweet Potato Puree and Joan Hamburg's Ritz Cracker Stuffing
I have many pies and tarts listed in my Food Maven Index. Two especially Thanksgiving-y ones are the Harvest Fruit Pie and my Custard Pumpkin Pie
If you want to expand your leftover turkey repertoire to more than simple sandwiches , try either Bert Greene's Turkey Tetrazzini or my barbecue-flavored Turkey Hash.