November 19, 2012 Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but what if you're pressed for time or just a kitchen klutz? Cookbook author Katie Workman says pulling off the holiday meal boils down to simplifying, delegating and letting the supermarket do some of the work.
November 18, 2012 Dan Pashman shares his recipe for a Thanksgiving centerpiece that will delight (and/or horrify) vegetarians and omnivores alike. Inspired by the turducken (chicken inside duck inside turkey), the Veggieducken is yams inside leeks inside a banana squash — with stuffing between each layer.
November 16, 2012 Atlanta-based food chemist and cookbook author Shirley Corriher explains why Brussels sprouts get so stinky, and how to prevent it from happening. She also shares the recipe for one of her family's Thanksgiving traditions — scalloped oysters.
November 16, 2012 In yet another installment of a long-standing NPR tradition, Susan Stamberg sneaks her (in)famous family recipe for cranberry relish on the air. This year, she talks to Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table — who isn't fooled for a second.
November 14, 2012 Kimchi, the fermented cabbage so familiar on the Korean table, takes on American mashed potatoes in this twist on the typical Thanksgiving recipe from cookbook author and restaurateur Debbie Lee. And she throws in Fuji Apple Egg Rolls for dessert.
November 14, 2012 You can do better than cans of cranberry sauce, pumpkin and cream of mushroom soup in your Thanksgiving recipes. Turkey Day meals average 3,000 calories. Make. Them. Count.
January 1, 2012 On New Year's Day some 200 years ago, Haiti gained its independence from France. Each Jan. 1, Haitians commemorate the event by eating soup joumou — a dish their former French rulers considered too good for them. The soup is so beloved that it can land some in the hospital.
December 28, 2011 To celebrate the new year, Sasa Woodruff's mom bakes a punch torte, a tradition started in her family back in the former Czechoslovakia. Her mom was born during World War II and food was scarce, but thanks to her family's chickens, the 16 eggs the cake calls for were a luxury they could afford.
December 23, 2011 Ambrosia salad — the festive dish of green Jell-O, cherries and Cool Whip — was a regular feature on Caitlin Shetterly's husband's family Christmas table. He recently admitted he always thought it was the "grossest looking and tasting thing ever." So of course Shetterly had to check it out.
December 20, 2011 They're a sweet steeped in tradition, but marshmallows aren't just for campfires and cocoa. The soft, silky homemade kind lend themselves to all sorts of flavors — from vanilla and chocolate to pepper and chili.