The Essential Thanksgiving Playbook

The Essential Thanksgiving Playbook

In her new book “Jubilee: Recipes From 2 Centuries of African American Cooking,” Toni Tipton-Martin rations an interesting history in flour, butter and baking powder.

For this most foreseeable of meals, our red wine columnist selects 10 wines that will surprise, pleasure and offer everyone at the table something to discuss (and absolutely nothing to argue over).

This streamlined apple crisp provides all the warming vacation spice you desire, with a rich custard baked right in.

Adjusted from Jonathan Waxman of Jams and Barbuto, New York City.

Bake this gratin with a pungent cheese like gruyère.

Adjusted from Stephanie Izard of Girl & The Goat, Chicago.

A wave of crowd-pleasing drinks is bring back a spirit of conviviality to mixed drink culture.

Polar vortex?

Swap in cranberry sauce for the strawberries in a classic British Eton Mess and bring a spot of color to the holiday table. The dish couldn’t be easier.

A fast and easy take on a Southern classic, from chef Mark Steuer of Chicago’s Carriage Home and the Bedford.

This winter mixed drink recipe integrating Scotch, ginger, honey and lemon might not cure your cough. However it sure will make you feel excellent.

This creamy dessert began life at London restaurant Little Social, as a tart.

This basic ragout is the best landing location for the late-summer windfall of corn and beans. Embellish with abandon, as in these two recipes: a velvety succotash made with hominy, and a surf-and-turf variation made with oysters and bacon.

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