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Tips and Techniques4
Choosing a Turkey6
Organic and natural? Forget it. After the research, I'm buying a frozen, basted bird.
Brining, deep-frying, upside down -- these are passing fads. The best way is traditional roasting.
Good turkey gravy means you have a celebration. Plain gravy, you just eat. No gravy, you go home.
This isn't the typical Norman Rockwell turkey carving. No fancy show -- just even, tender slices.
Jasper White's Oyster Dressing16
Oysters belong with poultry. Try this dressing from Jasper White.
Frank Stitt's Cornbread Dressing18
Cornbread, pecans, and country ham makes this a unique Southern dressing.
Gooey Butter Cake20
This traditional St. Louis coffee cake is a little slice of heaven. Give it to your friends for gifts.
Selecting Prime Rib23
Roasting a good-tasting prime rib begins at the market. Here's what to look and ask for.
We all like it but are afraid to cook it at home. It's actually easy if you follow a few simple steps.
A traditional companion to prime rib. This simple recipe has a little twist -- fresh herbs.
You probably have several thermometers at home, but do you have the /right/ one?
10 Gift Ideas34
/Cuisine's/ annual "gifts you wouldn't buy for yourself but would like to have" article.
Soups with Turkey36
Not the same old turkey soup this year -- please! Try these two refreshing and different recipes.
Questions & Answers38
What's Happening in Food40
Trifle is supposed to be a dessert of leftovers. There is nothing second-hand about this flavorful finale.