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Meatless Main Dishes for Thanksgiving

Erin Zimmer 5 comments

[Photograph: Herbivoracious] It's called Turkey Day not Other Non-Turkey Stuff Day for a reason. Vegetarians are usually stuck piling on the sides on Thanksgiving, which isn't the worst thing in the world, but they could use some entrees with a little more heft. This photo of squash stuffed with orzo in a sage brown butter sauce from our Seriously Meatless man Michael Natkin is a great example of a turkey alternative—and we're not talking the turkey-flavored proteins. Here are some others, and feel free to chime in with your ideas. Acorn Squash Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage Sauce Blue Cheese, Pear, and Pecan Quiche Grafton Squash Casserole Pumpkin Orzo with Sage Spaghetti Squash... More

The Food Lab: Turkey Brining Basics

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 77 comments

We've all experienced dry turkey. The kind that's just bad enough, you wonder why the pilgrims didn't eat prime rib during that first fall. The solution? Brining. And here's why. More

Cook the Book: Lex's Roast Chicken with Bacon and Spicy Coffee Rub

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

I set out to make Lex's Roast Chicken with Bacon and Spicy Coffee Rub from Ari Weinzweig's Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon a few days after Labor Day weekend. The weather had cooled down to the point where I was... More

Turkey Strudel With Spices and Quinoa

Serious Eats Adam Kuban Post a comment

The following recipe was provided by Serious Eater Karen Resta, as part of her essay A Modern Woman's Thanksgiving. Turkey Strudel with Spices and Quinoa - Serves 12 (2 strudels 6 servings each) -... More

How to Roast a Turkey

Serious Eats Jenn Smith 10 comments

In addition to his new, encyclopedic Cooking, James Peterson has collected tips, culinary advice (how to season a pan, sharpen a knife, freeze clear ice cubes), and basic recipes in What's a Cook to Do. He gives step-by-step carving advice... More

Cook's Illustrated's Roasted Brined Turkey

Serious Eats The Serious Eats Team 8 comments

When we talked to Cook's Illustrated publisher Chris Kimball about the November 2007 issue of the magazine, we asked for his turkey recipe. You may not be able to get a fresh turkey from your neighbor across the street, like... More

Hearty Winter Vegetable Burger

Serious Eats Jenn Smith 3 comments

Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian was a recent Cook the Book entry and is destined to become a big gift book this holiday season. We're sharing one more recipe, for a fragrant burger filled with rich and colorful... More

My Own Favorite Roast Turkey

Serious Eats Jenn Smith 13 comments

The "my" of this recipe's title is James Beard, who observed that "American food is anything you eat at home". As no meal is more associated with home cooking than Thanksgiving, and no food writer was a greater champion of... More

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