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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 20, 2016
Dear Almanac readers,
Today's Companion is about food. As American chef James Beard said, "Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
As the weekend approaches, give some serious thought to deep-cleaning the kitchen. We've got some tips to help. Go ahead, go crazy!
It's also a good time to brush up on a few cooking skills, such as "how to roast a turkey" and "how to make a pie crust."
Finally, we've updated our Thanksgiving recipes to add some historically inspired options—think wild game, chestnuts, corn, and squash—as well as some novel ideas. Of course, you'll still find the traditional feast day fare that many of us treasure.
Ming-Na (actress) was born on this day in 1963. Robert Altman (director) died on this day in 2006.
The Great American Feast
Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve updated our Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes collection to include 7 ways to cook turkey—whether you wish to roast or brine or dry-cure—plus, all of your classic, can’t-wait-for Thanksgiving sides and desserts.
Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie? Here are 8 delicious pie recipes made with seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apple, pecans, sweet potato, cranberry, and more. Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings and a seasonal pound cake!
Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the kitchen is the focus of frenzied activity. Around big holidays, it’s important to remember to take deep breaths, relax, and have fun.