A passion for food + fashion

How Did This Happen???

In Food on November 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I woke up this morning and immediately deployed a four-letter word. Maybe even a few of them, if I’m going to be totally honest. How on earth are we only a week out from Thanksgiving? Fortunately, I am a creature of habit and so the menu isn’t changing all that much. There will be Escarole Cornbread Stuffing (above), rich with prosciutto, parm and fresh ricotta. It’s pretty much the BOMB. And a Heritage Turkey is waiting to wing its way west to be dry brined à la Russ Parson’s Judy Bird recipe in the LA Times. My favorite Brussels sprouts with shallots and fennel will of course be making the scene.

All the usual suspects will be there, including our friend Vincent’s saucy roasted cranberries with a jalapeño kick. For a complete look at this years menu, check out last years. In fact, not much changes year to year—and a recent facebook poll confirmed that this is true at most tables. We like the familiar. This is a holiday about tradition after all. But still. I have a few tricks up my sleeve, so check back tomorrow for ideas, including what I’ve humbly determined to be the ultimate Thanksgiving appetizer…

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