When you’re choosing wines for your Thanksgiving table, it seems simple: What goes best with turkey? While that’s one way of going about it, it probably makes more sense to figure out what else is happening on the table.
Turkey is turkey is turkey, and matches well with anything from the hearty white (California Chardonnay or Viognier, Rhone blends) to the lightweight-but-firm red (Pinot Noir, well-made Merlot, Beaujolais Nouveau).
But where it really gets interesting is figuring out flavor pairings. If you’ve got a hearty cornbread-and-sausage stuffing, you’ll want to go with something funky and red that can stand up to it, like a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Rioja wine from Spain. If it’s oyster-based, you’ll want a minerally, crisp white, like a Sauvignon Blanc.
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Still making your way through leftovers? Finish them off with these tasty tacos...
There’s no denying that from now until the end of the year is prime turkey time. I suspect you might even see a very similar Thanksgiving meal appear during Christmas, give or take a ham and prime rib served alongside. And this means lots of turkey leftovers. I have no shame in telling you that I’ve eaten a few days worth of turkey already, and plan on roasting at least one more next month. And while I’d never publicly knock the turkey-stuffing-gravy trifecta, I’ve gotta ask you: Where’s my spice? Where’s my flavor? I’m opting for turkey tacos this year, a quick and easy recipe that uses what I have but pays homage to the flavors I grew up eating. And it couldn’t be any easier.
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A girl can't survive on whipped cream alone! Here are our tips to save the rest of your feast.
Thanksgiving can be disastrous enough even if the food goes off without a hitch, but serving runny potatoes and raw turkey can make you feel about as bad as playing referee between two feuding family members. But don’t worry — we’re here to help! Just take a deep breath (or two) and read our solutions for the most common Thanksgiving (food) woes.
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Something’s not quite right in the land of Martha. Something in this scene from her Thanksgiving Special tonight on Cooking Channel is surely not to her liking. Submit your best idea for a caption and earn the fame and glory of thousands! **WINNER ANNOUNCED AFTER THE JUMP**
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Thanksgiving Turkey Cake -- An awesome WOW from Chow
Linkage we’re into — Extreme Home Thanksgiving Edition:
* Meat the Infamous Thanksgiving Turkey Cake — Savory Layer Lovers Unite! [Chow]
* Behold, the BEER CAN TURKEY — Crack a cool one and fire up the grill! [Food2]
* Extreme Pumpkin Pie Recipe — Triple the terror; grab your Cool Whip [Extreme Holiday Ideas]
Not convinced? Get our chefs’ best traditional and updated recipes and ideas at Thanksgiving Central.
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No one knows turkey like Alton. Watch him dish out the tips Sunday at 5pm ET.
Thanksgiving is coming! The turkey, the stuffing, the sides, the pies — and so much good TV to eat up, we thought you could use a little help.
Keep crafting your Thanksgiving menu with Cooking Channel this weekend…
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