Turkey Gravy

Video: How to Make Gravy for a Brined Thanksgiving Turkey

In this video you’ll learn how to make gravy for a brined Thanksgiving turkey. The secret: fried mushrooms.

Testing Cooked Turkey

Video: How to Tell When Your Thanksgiving Turkey is Done

In this video, learn how to tell when the Thanksgiving turkey is done.

Carving a Turkey

Video: How to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey

In this video, learn how to carve a Thanksgiving turkey.

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Portuguese Sweet Lemon and Black Olive Cookies

We think these conversation-starting cookies defy the laws of physics. We think you’ll agree when you experience what big flavors they flaunt for something so thin.

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Craig Claiborne and the Invention of Food Journalism

John T. Edge, Anne Mendelson, Betty Fussell, Molly O’Neill, and David Leite talk about NY Times writer Craig Claiborne and the future of food journalism.

Slumdog Millionaire

“Slumdog Millionaire” Oscar Munchies

Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen, offers up perfect accompaniments to the Oscars.

No Knead Bread

No-Knead Bread: Your Experiences

The no-knead bread craze got David clamoring for a plump, round loaf. Cindi Kruth, a longtime LC tester, gave him some of Lexi, her 23-year-old starter. And the results were impressive

Grant Achatz

Podcast: Grant Achatz

David talks with chef, author, and James Beard award winner Grant Achatz about his book, his restaurant Alinea, and cooking restaurant food at home.

The Taste of Security

Readings: “The Taste of Security”

A writer recalls the challenges her father faced smuggling chicken fat and chopped liver—Jewish contraband—back home across the border.

Meat: The Pleasure of the Flesh

Readings: “Meat”

Novelist, essayist, and food writer James Sturz reads his sensual and occasionally erotic piece about the pleasures of flesh—both animal and human—and the sometimes disquieting similarity between them.

Bananas and Fat Lady Burritos

Readings: “Bananas” and “Fat Lady Burritos”

Gary Allen recounts the pleasure he derives from noshing on bananas while vacationing.

Food Writer

Confessions of a Hired Belly

Food writing isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Eating—oftentimes bad—meals is part of the job, as David explains. A cautionary tale for new food writers.

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