Recipes by Lou Seibert Pappas
Thanksgiving is perhaps the most American holiday of all, a celebration of beloved foods and customs that evoke happy memories of good times shared with family and friends. Williams-Sonoma "Thanksgiving Entertaining" is a complete guide to creating those favorite traditions in your own home. Equal parts cookbook and how-to manual, it presents five menus for entertaining over the Thanksgiving weekend, including three distinctive ideas for the holiday feast.
For traditionalists, there is a classic New England Thanksgiving dinner featuring roasted turkey with pan gravy and all the trimmings, including an old-fashioned oyster stuffing, cranberry relish and buttery mashed potatoes. A contemporary California-style holiday menu showcases a butterflied turkey and light, seasonal Mediterranean-inspired accompaniments, while an elegant Southern buffet offers a glorious glazed ham, spooned bread and collard greens.
Because Thanksgiving entertaining often extends beyond the holiday meal, this book includes menus for a casual Day-After Lunch, with turkey sandwiches and snacks, and a homey Weekend Breakfast, with French toast, smoothies and an irresistible pumpkin bread.
In addition to the nearly 50 recipes, there are step-by-step instructions for decorating your home, setting an attractive table and making a variety of festive drinks, all lavishly illustrated with color photographs. Detailed work plans accompany each menu, and helpful reference sections provide guidelines on tableware and glassware, setting up a buffet, pairing food and wine and more. You'll find everything you need to know to host a memorable Thanksgiving that both you and your guests will enjoy.
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