When I get really excited about something, I can’t stop talking about it. Just ask my family. That’s been the case with Gourmet Holiday, the latest Special Edition of Gourmet, now on newsstands around the country. During the past three months of work on it, I‘ve been raving to my husband and daughters about all the great recipes, entertaining ideas, cooking tips, and strategies our team managed to cram into 128 luscious pages.
Now I’m free to redirect my enthusiasm for the book towards you. (It’s none too soon for my husband and daughters.) Let’s just say you can count on Gourmet Holiday to have your back this season. And just in time.
New ways to cook the turkey? Check! Forgive me for boasting, but I’m jazzed about an approach I devised that brings out the best in the breast meat, thighs, and drumsticks. Separately. And don’t pass up the bonus recipe that turns turkey skin into cracklings that give bacon a run for its money. Prefer to stick to tradition with your big bird? Check! We’ve got a southern belle that will charm you.
Plenty of side dishes to absorb the gravy, you ask? Check! And what about vegetarian options for the meatless among us? Got that, too. Our Mushroom Farro Pie is worth eating all year long.
How about breakfast and brunch recipes for those who stay over and require a party-season antidote? Check! Cheese and Chile Quiche, White Corn Muffins, and a pitcher of Bloody Marys should do the trick. Crowd pleasing mains for the hoards hanging around before and after the big celebratory events?Check! Black Beans and Rice Your Way. Creative ideas for food gifts for your neighbors? You bet!
Don’t miss the never-before-seen menus for Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s. You won’t believe the sweet and savory doughnuts for the Festival of Lights. Or the color-coordinated Baked Alaska with pistachio ice cream and cranberry sorbet. And I defy you to stop at just one corn cake topped with ancho chipotle pulled beef.
I could go on and on, but then I’d spoil it for you. The best part of Gourmet Holiday is snuggling up with it on the couch, and dreaming about all the completely delicious food you’re going to want to make as you turn each page.