Dining Section Roundup: 11.16.05

Dining Section Roundup: 11.16.05

The Dining Section in today's NY Times is all about Thanksgiving. It's spectacular. It should come as no surprise that this is the kind of coverage we like; it is mostly about cooking, with some humor, some family, some snarkiness and only one little below-the-fold mention of where to eat out on Thanksgiving. No link, if that's your thing, you have to find it.

The Pilgrims Didn't Brine: Kim Severson does a magnificent job of making us laugh out loud, and take the turkey a little less seriously.

What to Make First? A Plan: Marian Burros's detailed outline of how to prepare ahead of time so you're not eating at 10.

The Turkey That Stopped in Haiti on Its Way to Dinner: If you have the guts to make 1 1/2" slits all over your bird and then stuff them with garlic, ham, Scotch bonnet peppers, and capers, this is the article for you. Latex gloves required.

Serving Essence of Pumpkin Instead of Annual Pie: Julia Moskin suggests Pumpkin Pie is played out and encourages us to try other pumpkin desserts.

Also...

Taking a Side? Have It Ready at 'Hello': For those who are guests, and not hosts, Mark Bittman gives recipes for dishes that are portable, keep for hours, and taste good at room temperature (steer clear of the kitchen!)

Eternal Question, Not Really Answered: Eric Asimov and friends get together to find the right wine for Thanksgiving. As usual, there's more than one answer.

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