We food writers toe a fine line every Thanksgiving. We're cooks too, so we understand how fraught it can be to balance tradition and innovation with each dish on our menu. How do you tell your dad that you would honestly rather make a ham this year than roast one more turkey? It's a tough call.
If you're looking for a way to add something unexpected to your table this Thanksgiving, here's one option that still gives everyone the chance to enjoy the classic food they've been craving all year. Instead of wine, try a beer pairing for each dish on the Thanksgiving buffet.