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Don't Worry! Last-Minute Thanksgiving Fixes For Every Possible Scenario.

Troubleshoot turkey, spuds, veggies like a boss
Nov 27, 2013 2:00 pm

The task of cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is intimidating to most. No matter how easy they're making it look, a whole lot of work goes into this spectacular feast, which means there are many potential pitfalls to watch out for. Here are 8 "disaster" scenarios with quick-fixes, brought to you by all the holiday food enthusiasts here at Food Republic.

Thanksgiving Power Rankings: From Stuffing To The Worst Part Of The Meal

Playing favorites at the Thanksgiving dinner table
Nov 26, 2013 2:00 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather ye round as we attempt to put order into the chaotic world of Thanksgiving foods. With a day known almost as much for football as it is for turkey consumption, it only seemed right to apply the logic of the sports world to the iconic dishes of the Thanksgiving table. As such, I have compiled a Power Ranking of the eight most well-known parts of the annual feast. Read on.

Peppercorn-Riesling Gravy Recipe

A rich, bright gravy to dress up your roast turkey
Nov 25, 2013 3:00 pm
riesling gravy recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

One of the best things about gravy, besides the fact that it's frequently a roast turkey's saving grace, is that you can custom-tailor it to any tastes. One year I added orange zest for a just-bold-enough citrusy kick. Last year we went super-funky and rustic with all the giblets (and then some). This year I find myself in a Riesling phase — dry, not sweet — but I can only imagine a sweet Riesling would make a delicious turkey gravy as well, as would your favorite white wine.

How To Make Jerk Turkey

A fiery-hot grilled Jamaican jerk turkey for T-day
Nov 21, 2013 3:00 pm
Photos: Gabi Porter

Follow this step-by-step guide to spicy grilled turkey heaven, then make gravy by blending the pan drippings with a little more of that superb sauce, and that is all this turkey needs. Well, that and a crowd of hungry fans of spicy Caribbean Thanksgiving food, courtesy of chef Bradford Thompson.

Thanksgiving Turkey 101 With A Certified Expert

Theo Weening is Whole Foods' global meat buyer
Nov 20, 2013 10:00 am

Theo Weening certainly won't be panicking in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. He has worked as Whole Foods Market's global meat buyer since 1992, drawing on an intricate knowledge of raising practices and preparation techniques and a dedication to the art of butchery. With Thanksgiving just eight days away, we caught up with one of the nation's leading authorities on quality meats to talk all things turkey.

Now Make This: Dark Meat Turkey Cacciatore Recipe

Braised dark meat turkey in a savory tomato sauce
Nov 19, 2013 4:00 pm
turkey cacciatore recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

If this is the year you put your foot down and declare that no turkey will be roasted whole in your house, make sure you have this recipe to protect you against the naysayers. I made this Thanksgiving turkey cacciatore in honor of those who spring for the dark meat, not for fans of that awesome famous dry white meat that keeps everyone coming back for more (gravy). Ever had turkey dripping–infused cacciatore sauce over fresh pasta? This is the year to start. 

Grilled Tamarind Turkey Burgers Recipe

Southeast Asian flavors come together on the grill
Aug 7, 2013 3:00 pm
Photo: Jason Snyder

Liz Neumark of The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in upstate New York teaches children how to grow, harvest and prepare healthy, natural, local food. Sylvia's Table, their cookbook released today, is full of the Center's greatest hits. These easy, flavorful turkey burgers are a light alternative to heavier grilled meats and will be devoured by kids and adults alike.

Kumpir: A Hot Potato From Istanbul

Turkey's crazy street food never ceases to amaze
Dec 10, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks to our editorial intern Laila, we've been pretty solidly educated on the glories of the various kinds of Middle Eastern street food she grew up with. First she brought Turkey's wet burger to our attention. Then we learned about koshary, the most delicious way to feed the most people with the least effort, via Egypt's Rachael Ray. Now with knowledge of kumpir — a specialty in Ortaköy, Istanbul — I'll attempt to reinvent the baked potato. Or at least use up a lot of leftovers all at once.

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