Williams-Sonoma Entertaining: Thanksgiving Entertaining

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 17, 2005 - Cooking - 144 pages
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Thanksgiving Entertaining

Thanksgiving is perhaps the most American holiday of all, a celebration of beloved foods, and customs that evoke happy memories of good times shared with family and friends. Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving Entertaining is a complete guide to creating those favorite traditions in your own home. Equal parts cookbook and how-to manual, it presents five menus for entertaining over the Thanksgiving weekend, including three distinctive ideas for the holiday feast.
Fot traditionalists, there is a classic New England Thanksgiving dinner featuring roasted turkey with pan gravy and all the trimmings, including an old-fashioned oyster stuffing,, cranberry relish, and buttery mashed potatoes. A contemporary California-style holiday menu showcases a butterflied turkey and light, seasonal Mediterranean-inspired accompaniments, while an elegant southern buffet offers a glorious glazed ham, spooned bread, and collard greens.
Because Thanksgiving entertaining often extends beyond the holiday meal, this book includes menus for a casual Day-After Lunch, with turkey sandwiches and snacks, and a homey weekend breakfast, with French toast, smoothies, and an irresistible Pumpkin Bread.
In addition to the nearly fifty recipes, there are step-by-step instructions for decorating your home, setting an attractive table, and making a variety of festive drinks -- all lavishly illustrated with color photographs. Detailed work plans accompany each menu, and helpful reference sections provide guidelines on tableware and glassware, setting up a buffet, pairing food and wine, and more. You'll find everything you need to know to host a memorable Thanksgiving that both you and your guests will enjoy.
 

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Contents

CELEBRATING SIMPLE GIFTS
7
New England Thanksgiving
21
California Thanksgiving
48
Southern Thanksgiving
77
DayAfter Lunch
100
THE THANKSGIVING TABLE
132
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About the author (2005)

Lou Pappas is the author of several cookbooks including "Biscotti", "Crepes", and "Ice Creams and Sorbets". Her many food, wine, and travel articles have appeared in national magazines and newspapers. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

A treasured American icon, Chuck Williams opened the first Williams-Sonoma store in the town of Sonoma in 1956, later moving it to San Francisco. His humble shop has now grown to more than 260 stores across the country. Under his watchful eye, more than 300 branded cookbooks have been published to date. America's best-loved brand of cookbooks have sold over 32 million copies.

Quentin Bacon is a New York-based photographer specializing in food, travel, and lifestyle photography.

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