You no longer need to confront that eternal Thanksgiving dilemma of pumpkin pie or pecan pie. This pie recipe, in true egalitarian fashion, ensures you can have both.

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie
posted by LC Editors | Sat, Nov 18 2017, 06:50 PM

This pumpkin pecan pie means no longer must you confront the eternal Thanksgiving dilemma of pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Thanks to its pecan topping, it's two, two, two pies in one!

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

This pumpkin pecan pie recipe means you no longer need to confront that damn Thanksgiving dilemma of pumpkin pie or pecan pie. In true egalitarian fashion, this unconventional godsend of...

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Butternut Squash Gratin
posted by LC Editors | Sat, Nov 18 2017, 06:39 PM

This butternut squash gratin, made with onions, garlic, butter, cream, cheese, and bread crumbs, is a simple--and simply elegant--Thanksgiving side dish.

Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe

I’m as fond as anyone of a simple steak frites dinner. It’s just that sometimes french fries are…well, not exactly what I am looking for, and then I need an alternative. If it’s winter squash season, this...


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Celery Root Gratin
posted by David Leite | Sat, Nov 18 2017, 06:00 PM

Celery Root Gratin Recipe

Celery root, perhaps one of the ugliest looking vegetables on the planet, gets a makeover in this luscious gratin. Originally published November 22, 2003. David Leite

LC Celery Root Note

Celery root. Celeriac. Whatever you call it, the root vegetable can take a little acclimating if you’re not accustomed to its robust celery-like smack. Which is exactly why we rely on mixing it half and half in this gratin with milder potatoes....


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How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey
posted by Bruce Weinstein | Mark Scarbrough | Thu, Nov 16 2017, 02:26 PM

Thanksgiving Disaster Frozen Turkey

It was our first Thanksgiving in the country, having given up our rent-controlled apartment in New York City. We’d planned a quiet celebration alone—until good friends called that Wednesday. They, too, wanted a country Thanksgiving. With their teenagers. Suddenly, a twosome with a turkey breast morphed into a sixsome with a whole bird. We ran to the store, fought the crowds, and stocked up on everything—including one of the last...

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Thanksgiving Disaster 2: The Bird’s Too Big for the Oven
posted by Bruce Weinstein | Mark Scarbrough | Thu, Nov 16 2017, 02:24 PM

Thanksgiving Disaster Oven
It’s your turn to host Thanksgiving and everybody’s coming—even Aunt Jezebel and her new beau. And his home-health aide. You know the rule: one pound of turkey per guest, not including vegetarians or vegans. (You want leftovers, not politics.) In doing the math, it seems you need a whopping 22-pounder.

Or do you?

Let’s do a cost-benefit analysis on that monster fowl.


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