Yup, it's THAT time of the year again, our favorite holiday, the one that gives us license to eat copious amounts of food cooked with fat of every variety: Turkey (and crispy, crunchy turkey skin) cooked with lots of butter, duck fat, or bacon; stuffing made with butter and sausage and everything nice; mashed potatoes made with equal parts potato, heavy cream, and butter (thank you, Joël Robuchon) or Kenji's ridiculously delicious crispy potatoes cooked in duck fat; brussels sprouts cooked in brown butter studded with lardon; and pie, glorious flaky pie crust made with butter or lard or shortening or some combo thereof, filled with cooked down apples, or not-too-sweet pumpkin or sweet potato, or the caramel pecan pie we're having from Yura.
Yup there are a lot of foods to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but here at Serious Eats we have so many things to be thankful for that aren't food-related:
We are first and foremost thankful for our amazing community of serious eaters. You keep us honest and laughing and thinking.
We are so thankful for all of our advertisers' support. There would be no Serious Eats without them.
We are thankful for all the farmers and purveyors and chefs who work so hard to supply us with seriously delicious and nutritious food everywhere we go.
We are thankful for our astoundingly talented contributors from around the world. You constantly amaze us with your efforts.
Finally, I'm thankful for our crew of tireless, passionate, insanely talented Serious Eats staffers. I'm in awe of everything you do and the thoughtful way you go about doing it. So much of our creative and business growth can be attributed to your smarts and heart and soul.
Happy Thanksgiving, Serious Eaters, one and all, from all of us at Serious Eats.