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Turkey Talk: 'Everyday Food' Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving we check in with food magazine editors around the country to see how they have gone about putting together their Thanksgiving issues. Everyday Food's editor, Deb Puchalla, gave us some insight into how that Martha Stewart–owned mag does Thanksgiving. How did you approach Thanksgiving at Everyday Food this year? We're five-years-old and we've done tactics and strategies, so this year we wanted to do something with feeling. We looked at different regions of the country for inspiration. So we have warm and fuzzy Southern Thanksgiving that's rich and a little heavy, we thought we would give it some energy. More people are guests than cooks at a Thanksgiving meal, so we wanted to have portable dishes. Myself, I'm... More

Turkey Talk: Cook's Illustrated's Chris Kimball

Every Thanksgiving we check in with food magazine editors around the country to see how they have gone about putting together their Thanksgiving issues. The reductive and obsessive Chris Kimball, founding editor and publisher of Cook's Illustrated and host of America's Test Kitchen, is always refreshingly honest and forthcoming. "I am not in favor of green vegetables. I'm a white, tan, and orange food guy." Your subhead on the pumpkin pie piece in the magazine is fighting words in some quarters: "The best thing about pumpkin pie is that you only have to eat it once a year." Once in awhile we do back and do something again if we learn something about it in the interim. I made our... More

Turkey Talk: Bon Appetit's Barbara Fairchild

Every Thanksgiving we check in with food magazine editors around the country to see how they have gone about putting together their Thanksgiving issues. Leading off this year is Bon Appétit's Barbara Fairchild. The magazine features five approaches to different aspects of the Thanksgiving feast. More

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