On Thanksgiving, you want to give your guests plenty of good food, good company and good memories to last the year. What you don't want to give them is food poisoning. With that in mind, here are a few friendly reminders for safely cooking and serving a Thanksgiving meal.
I know what you're thinking: a banana tree? In Brooklyn? Yes, indeed. Joey and Antoni live in a 600-square-foot studio that's decorated in a mix of industrial, mid-century modern, and "1960s beach babe," complete with two banana trees!
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah typically arrives in December, but I start getting excited for it sometime around Labor Day. I love lighting the menorah (Hanukkah candelabra) and watching the candles' reflection, warm and comforting, in my window. And I crave the overall feeling of coziness that comes with the season. But what I long for most are the latkes — fried potato pancakes that Jewish families fry up during the eight-day holiday. Their unique mix of starch, crunch, salt, and oil is the ideal accompaniment for a frosty holiday evening.
Rendering lard was one of those things I had on my list: big, complicated cooking projects I wanted to try. Months ago, one of my favorite farmers' market vendors offered me a bag of pork fat. Who wouldn't take a free bag of pork fat? He suggested that I try rendering it and I couldn't wait to give it a try.
So why did I leave it in the freezer for so long? I figured I would need a whole day. As it happens, it's a lot easier than that and I can do it right in my slow cooker.
This actually happened to a friend of ours last year: She had cleaned out the turkey, rubbed it with her marinade, and was ready to put it in the oven when she realized that she had a roasting pan but no rack! If you find yourself without a "real" roasting rack with hours to go before dinner, here are some quick solutions to MacGyver your way to roasted perfection.
Are you looking to cut back on refined sugar this holiday? Or perhaps you'd like to jazz things up in the cranberry department? This cranberry sauce features maple syrup, apples, and apple cider for a lovely autumnal flavor. I think I like it better than the standard version!
You can prepare as much as you want for Thanksgiving, but sometimes things go awry and you don't have time or supplies to redo. From last minute turkey problems, pie questions, and quick remedies for boring decor, these 23 tips will see you through Thanksgiving day.
There are people who like coffee, and then there are people who like-like coffee, for whom coffee is an experience, an adventure, a whole realm of possibility just waiting to be explored. If you have a budding barista on your holiday list, this gift guide is for them. It features 10 things that'll significantly up their standing in the coffee geek realm, with French press and pour-over essentials like a burr grinder, ceramic filter, and a gooseneck kettle for precise pouring.
Q: My partner and I live far from home and this will be the first Thanksgiving we will not travel to visit family. Here's the problem: I want to make him a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but he will be the only one partaking as I am a devout vegetarian. Is it worth the effort to make a turkey or is there a better option?