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A Thanksgiving How-To

Nov 23, 2011 — A cook's secrets are meant to stay in the kitchen — and many chefs feel that their techniques and special ingredients are their own property. Luckily, Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen is happy to share his secrets, as he offers tips to make a great Thanksgiving meal.
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Nov 24, 2010 — Chris Kimball, host of America's Test Kitchen on PBS, gives Thanksgiving standards a "makeover." His recipe redos can help you overcome perennial culinary hurdles, including turkeys with dry white meat and undercooked dark meat, and bland, lumpy mashed potatoes.
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Jul 16, 2010 — Potluck dinners, as anyone who's attended one knows, can be anything but lucky. It doesn't have to be that way — just ask Chris Kimball, host of PBS' America's Test Kitchen. For his new book, Kimball collected classic and heirloom recipes for tasty potluck dishes.
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Nov 24, 2009 — For many of us, Thanksgiving is linked to memories of turkey, stuffing and cranberry dressing. But a culinary history of the "other" American holiday shows that a rich variety of desserts have been in and out of fashion over the decades. Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen features Thanksgiving favorites from days gone by.
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Nov 24, 2008 — Cooking a pie entails risks — and many of them center on the crust. We asked chef Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen to share his recipe for the perfect pumpkin pie. Honed by hours in the kitchen, the recipe gives the mild pumpkin two strong allies: sweet potatoes and vodka.
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Nov 27, 2008 — Though historians aren't entirely sure what was served at the first Thanksgiving meal in 1621, chefs at the National Museum of the American Indian have developed a menu reflecting tribal culinary traditions.
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Nov 14, 2008 — Have you fried a turkey — when you only meant to roast it? Or seated an uncle next to someone they refuse to speak to? Whether it ended in laughter or tears, share your story here.
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Nov 26, 2008 — When it comes to cooking large meals, experience is key. And few cooks have more experience than Chris Kimball, host of the PBS show America's Test Kitchen. In an annual tradition, Kimball shares his kitchen know-how with Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep. And all the questions came from our audience.
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Nov 20, 2008 — When it's time to make the Thanksgiving meal, most cooks rely on time-tested recipes and a bullet-proof checklist — to make sure it's all done on time. Chef Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen answers questions from our readers about how to make a meal memorable — for the right reasons.
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Nov 27, 2008 — Though we often blame the turkey, nutritionists say virtually all meats, tofu, dairy products and nuts have tryptophan. The Thanksgiving Day snooze may have more to do with other things, like overeating, wine and dealing with social interactions.
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