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Reading the nation's food sections this week is like trying to watch television during the OJ Simpson trial. You can channel-surf all you like, but

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Food Section: November 14, 2007 (Thanksgiving edition)

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Reading the nation's food sections this week is like trying to watch television during the OJ Simpson trial. You can channel-surf all you like, but all you'll come up with is ... Thanksgiving recipes. Raise a glass of ale to our beleagured recipe writers, who every year must hunt for something new to say about our most traditional meal.

Sometimes they do (gulp):

Boston Chefs Remix the Thanksgiving Feast (Boston Globe):

If you decide to make a giant turkey sausage with fried clams, send me photos. Hey, wasn?t this a Top Chef challenge?

Gravy (Washington Post): Five recipes, including mushroom-miso-mustard.

More often, they go uber-traditional:

The Secret? It?s Not the Mashed Potatoes by Julia Moskin (NY Times): It's you. No, actually, it's the butter.

Stuffing (Oregonian): Safety first.

Also, Rebekah Denn over at the P-I has compiled a handy list of shopping suggestions to anyone (like me) who has taken the Eat Local for Thanksgiving pledge. My favorite tip: how to identify which Ocean Spray cranberries were grown in Washington state.

Finally, for dessert, a lone non-Thanksgiving article:

Rockin? Round the Stove by Elisa Ludwig (Philadelphia Inquirer):

Yes, Belle & Sebastian have a cookbook. (Which resolves an even more critical concern: Yes, Belle & Sebastian eat.)

 
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