Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook: Recipes for Turkey and All the Trimmings

Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook: Recipes for Turkey and All the Trimmings

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by Editors of Fine Cooking
     
 

The holidays are a time for family and friends. They can also be a time of stress, anxiety, and slaving over a hot stove. The editors of "Fine Cooking "magazine know all about the problems and pitfalls of preparing a full-course holiday meal...and they are here to help! This cooking survival guide previously in hardcover as "How to Cook a Turkey," presents all the

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The holidays are a time for family and friends. They can also be a time of stress, anxiety, and slaving over a hot stove. The editors of "Fine Cooking "magazine know all about the problems and pitfalls of preparing a full-course holiday meal...and they are here to help! This cooking survival guide previously in hardcover as "How to Cook a Turkey," presents all the reader needs to know to make things go smoothly, look great, and taste delicious. The 100 recipes cover the meal from soup to nuts. There is an entire chapter on turkey that covers everything from the different types available (organic, kosher, wild) to what to do when you find you still have a frozen bird, as well as traditional takes and inspired twists on roasting your turkey. Loaded with step-by-step instructions on techniques like how to make gravy or roll out a pie crust, "Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook "will become a trusted, well-thumbed resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600858277
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
305,550
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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FINE COOKING, based in Newtown Connecticut, features friendly, hands-on advice from America's culinary experts and provides inspiration and how-to information that enables cooks of all levels to be more confident and creative in the kitchen.

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Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook: Recipes for Turkey and All the Trimmings 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ETrupkiewicz More than 1 year ago
Maybe you look forward to Thanksgiving with dread. Perhaps you'd rather suffer dental surgery than take to the kitchen to prepare an extensive, complicated holiday meal. Maybe you do everything possible to ingratiate yourself with family or friends so you can be the guest and not the host or hostess ... not responsible for all those time-consuming preparations. Or maybe you love the holidays and start counting down to Thanksgiving and Christmas with the Christmas-in-July sales events. You're the one who opens the doors of your home and your kitchen to a dozen or more guests with whom you're thrilled to share the flavorful, hard-won fruits of your labors. You spend all year collecting new recipes to use and squirreling away appropriate decorations to whip out the moment Halloween is over. Good news: I have a Thanksgiving cookbook (though recipes can apply to any time of the year and any holiday) that addresses both of you. The editors of Fine Cooking present the FINE COOKING THANKSGIVING COOKBOOK, your one-stop save for new recipe ideas, step-by-step how-to instructions, innumerable tips, and wisdom for what to do if something should go wrong. Consider it the only cookbook you'll ever need for all the Thanksgiving basics, from how big a turkey you'll need to what to do with the giblets (yes, you'll learn what those are, too, if you're unfamiliar). Thanksgiving will never be so simple. Follow the carefully crafted directions, so detailed and approachable and so chock full of things to remember and watch for that even a beginning cook will be able to tackle any of the recipes, to create any of the included recipes (and there are dozens from which to choose). You'll be making much more than just the turkey: there are chapters of appetizers, salads and soups, vegetables, pies and tarts, and desserts, all seasonally appropriate and beautifully illustrated with sleek colorful photographs that beg to be eaten right off the page. One of the most helpful parts of the entire book, in fact, is all of the basic techniques you'll use to create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, and which you can continue to use in many more meal-making endeavors to come. How do you make pan gravy? How do you tell if the turkey is done without drying out the white meat? What do you do if you have extra stuffing that won't fit inside the bird? What's the quickest way to thaw a frozen turkey before baking? All of these questions, and more, will be answered for you. The best part about the cookbook is that you'll never feel lectured or "talked down to." The tone is friendly and conversational, just as though you were cooking alongside an expert friend who knows how to handle every aspect of the holiday dinner at hand, and you'll feel at ease immediately. If you're looking for an all-inclusive guide to that iconic holiday meal, the editors of Fine Cooking have your number. Get yourself a copy, stat! # # # Author: Editors of Fine Cooking Title: FINE COOKING THANKSGIVING COOKBOOK ISBN: 978-1-60085-827-7 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook -Recipes For Turkey and all The Trimmings Author: Fine Cooking Editors Publisher: The Taunton Press Published 7-4-2012 Pages: 241 ISBN: 9781600858277 Thanksgiving is one of the three biggest American holidays where family gather together where eating is the main event. It is also a holiday where we follow a traditional menu which in clued turkey, cranberries, pumpkin, green beans, potatoes and dinner roll as the basics and add to them. Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook is just the book to help you with those preparations. They go so far as to give you hints and tips on everything from how to quickly thaw a frozen turkey to how to do most of your labor intensive work ahead of time to how to avoid or correct some of the most common cooking problems. When it comes to the turkey itself they tell you how to figure the size of the bird needed to feed a few to a crowd. How to tress it up, pan selection and whether to brine or not. They even show you how to carve the turkey in such a manner as even a novice, like myself, looks. You can not go wrong with this cookbook. The recipes cover everything from appetizers like Rosemary-Parmesan Coins, on to the soup/salad coarse with Cranberry/Pear Salsa, to the dessert course and everything in between. You can keep your favorite traditional dishes and try a few new ones on for size. The recipes are well written with easy to follow instructions. The dishes turn out so flavorful and appreciated by the family. With Thanksgiving in the not to distant future I wanted to try the Smoked Paprika & Fennel Seed Roast Turkey with Onion Gravy, I followed the do ahead instructions and found it did leave me with an easier pace on the day I served the big bird. We had our thanksgiving dinner sandwiches for the next two days and froze the rest for salads and such later, but I did not want to overwhelm my family with turkey before Thanksgiving actually arrives. The side dishes such as dressing/stuffing (depending on where you are from) is a popular dish in my family and I usually make extra to freeze for later use. The cookbook also provides a variety of dressings that with the turkey broth recipes I can make through out the year. For those who love chocolate do not miss the Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Pie. It is to die for, but what a way to go. The title may say it is a Thanksgiving cookbook, but I am telling you you can find recipes to use year round. Do not pass this cookbook by as it can easily become a family favorite. The illustrations will have your stomach growling, your mouth watering and your hands itching to pull out your pots and pans to try each and every recipe. You will have to use restraint unless you are planning on feeding an entire platoon. I am grateful that I was able to review this book for NetGalley and the Publishers. Now how about one on the Christmas Goose and complementing dishes to go with it?