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Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well

Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well

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by Sam Sifton, Sarah Rutherford (Illustrator)

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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

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Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably the gourmet cooks who thrive on complication might be searching for something "more." I was looking for a resource that was simple, & would help me reign in all of the ideas that were churning around....a compilation of memorable Thanksgivings. Usually I am not the one cooking...just contributing but this year I am hosting so there is more pressure. This book helped me focus. From the simple turkey to the importance of good sides, to the reminder that we need to create some formality and elegance to the occasion....in whatever minimal way we are able.....it helped me soooo much! For some of us this is just a reminder of all the things that we know but have not been implementing. Organization, planning, and a warm, comfortable environment make all of the difference. For others, it is an incredibly helpful primer on how to do everything correctly for a great Thanksgiving. Plus it's a really short book and an easy read. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet , but I think it will be so good, I'll read it over and over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gets all the details of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner organized in an easy-to-execute way. I've been doing thanksgiving for over 40 years, and still found this book helpful. Wish I'd had it all those years ago.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I've been cooking Thanksgiving dinner off and on for 20 years; this book was helpful. Recipes simplistic and the thoughtful way to organize your time and dinner very helpful.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It's an interesting one-evening read and a fast reference for the actual cooking. I love that Sam Sifton takes a traditional approach to the meal itself and a no nonsense approach to the prep work involve. My only question is when will he come out with one for Christmas? And Easter? And that 4th of July bar b que?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard about the book in an NPR interview. The book gives you everything you need to create a great Thanksgiving from beginning all the way to leftovers. Even the "turkey carcass" soup I've been making for years was included. I spent a pleasant evening reading - the background stories made it especially enjoyable. A great reference, especially for the first timer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again a cookbook sample with not even one recipe. This sample didn't even make it out of the introduction. Even for only $1.99 it didn't spark enougj interest. No thanks.