Monthly Archives: November 2011

Herb-Brined Turkey with Make-Ahead Gravy

Brined turkey first made a splash a few years ago in the pages of Cook’s Illustrated, thanks to a recipe in Jean Anderson ‘s The Food of Portugal (with a few tips from kosher butchers along the way).  The brining concept fooled many cooks into thinking that their turkey was juicier, and a new favorite turkey […]

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Thanksgiving Meatless Mincemeat Pie

A simmering pot of mincemeat announces the holiday season with its heady, spicy aroma, but this one is meat-less. The suet and beef from the old recipes are gone, and the fruit flavor has been increased with apple juice concentrate, which also acts as a sweetener. A

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