- Bon Apetit: Hooray for the malt-beer-brined turkey and a decent "quick & easy" butterflied (more fun to say spatchcocked) turkey technique. Also thinking about a fennel gratin or succotash.
- Food and Wine: The front-of-book is so fun, and it holds little parsnip bacon, cauliflower steaks, and vegan charcuterie secrets. Plus, rooster-wasabi deviled eggs, and lots of party snacks.
- Saveur: Not only the secret to the perfect Parker House Roll (barley malt again?), but a lovely and intriguing turkey five ways.
- Food Network: Just for the fact that they have 50 stuffing recipes makes it worth a look.
- Martha Stewart: Pies and cakes and tablescapes, oh my!
- Rachel Ray: Normally I shun RR, but all stones must be turned in the name of the feast! I liked the How to Set Up a Smoker Box and maybe the faro pilaf.
- Don't forget to check out some off-the-grid options such as Donna Hay and Jamie Oliver.
Chow's T-Day spread is jam packed with the goods: 10 vegetarian dishes, bacon-wrapped turkey, even a guide for How To Loosen Your Pants without anyone noticing.
Epicurious is like the mega-source, and it seems to have a menu for everyone, from a wallet-friendly feast to the first-time host, to cooking for a crowd.
Cooking Channel seems a little recycled from Food Network stuff, but I was interested in this celeriac soup.
TIPS 'N' STUFF
Tasting Table says that punch is all the rage.
Darling of the geeked out food scientist world Harold McGee breaks down Five Myths of Thanksgiving Dinner
Food Timeline plays out historic American Thanksgiving menus starting in 1621 (seasonal wild fowl and venison) to 1870 (oyster soup, pork and beans, white perfection cake) to 1939 (roast turkey garnished with tiny broiled sausages) through to 2003 (garlic mashed potato pie, candied ginger cranberry sauce).
Bourbon will get you by.
And of course, because tipsy in-laws aren't the only flammable things this season . . .