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Get Thanksgiving Ready: Tastemaker Recipes and Tips for Celebrating

We've got just a few days to pull our menus together and figure out what Thanksgiving is supposed to look like this year. From skipping the holiday altogether to hosting a micro holiday dinner outside on the patio, this collection of holiday recipes and recommendations will help your plan your menu, encourage you to embrace the change we are all experiencing, and share tips on how to celebrate with those you care about most.

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    How to Eat, Cook, and Bake for the Holidays: Curated by Tastemaker Mark Bittman

    How to Eat, Cook, and Bake for the Holidays: Curated by Tastemaker Mark Bittman

    By The Food Desk

    From Thanksgiving through the December holidays, here are options for every kind of eater and every kind of cook, from vegans to carnivores, from first-time holiday cooks to home cooking pros. I hope you’ll enjoy these new and old favorites as much as I have.

    How to Host a Micro Holiday: Curated by Tastemaker Katherine Gillen

    How to Host a Micro Holiday: Curated by Tastemaker Katherine Gillen

    Big holiday gatherings might be out of the picture this year, but there’s a silver lining to downsizing your celebration. With an intimate micro holiday, you can up the cozy factor and eliminate a lot of the stress of hosting while still keeping everyone safe. Why not move your mini feast outdoors, fire up the heaters, and pile on the blankets? Keep the menu simple (but elegant) with make-ahead mains, apps, and sides. Your holiday may be smaller, but no less festive in my book.

    Finding Togetherness: Curated by Tastemaker Meryl Feinstein

    Finding Togetherness: Curated by Tastemaker Meryl Feinstein

    My dishes draw on my travels in Italy, ongoing research into the rich history of traditional pasta-making, and my Jewish heritage, which is at the core of my love of eating, laughing, and sharing around a communal table. Even in isolation we can find togetherness and the kitchen is the perfect place.

    Musings on the Holidays: Curated by Tastemaker Julia Bainbridge

    Musings on the Holidays: Curated by Tastemaker Julia Bainbridge

    Whether you eat turkey or not, whether you drink alcohol or not, whether you're gathering with family or not, you are welcome at the Thanksgiving table. (But only if you want to be there! Honestly, you can skip it if you want to.) This is a time to celebrate being alive (and being able to eat! and drink!), even if you're stuck at home like I will be. Cheers to us.

    Italian-American Favorites for the Holidays: Curated by Tastemaker Maurizio Leo

    Italian-American Favorites for the Holidays: Curated by Tastemaker Maurizio Leo

    The end of the year holidays marks a time when baking and cooking are even more central to my family’s celebrations. We turn to classics like panettone, crusty bread, and gnocchi, but also more modern foods like soft rolls and the undeniable charm of a stuffing made from sourdough bread. Growing up in an Italian-American household meant the best of both cuisines — a melding of cultures that always felt like we got to pick the best of each.

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