With Thanksgiving hot upon us, newspaper food sections are full of holiday menus. Wonder what they'll have left to talk about next week? arugula salads. They also get winter tips for herbs and recipes for turkey thighs, a good small-household alternative to weeks of turkey sandwiches. gourmet slow cooker recipes, including a lovely dish of short ribs and a vegetarian chickpea curry. They do Thanksgiving too with make-ahead pies, sweet potato cake, and a green salad with walnuts and figs. sweet potatoes, brown butter and polenta - not in the same dish, though. roasted root vegetables like turnips and rutabagas to accompany holiday ham. They also take a look at Asian pears and review some chocolate cake mixes.