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  • Essay: A rookie Thanksgiving Day cook takes over the kitchen

    Essay: A rookie Thanksgiving Day cook takes over the kitchen
    It is Thanksgiving morning. As you read this, the bird, a fine 16-pounder, is coming to room temperature on the counter. The green beans have been topped and tailed, and my fingertips smart from peeling smoking-hot chestnuts for the stuffing. I've reminded my mother-in-law that she needn't bring the cranberry sauce — my cranberries are chilling in the refrigerator next to the bottles of Alsatian Riesling.
  • Test Kitchen tips: Wontons 101

     
    Bite-sized dumplings wrapped in paper-thin dough, wontons make a perfect snack, appetizer or entree, and the filling options are almost endless.

    Recipes: Boiled dumplings

    Recipes: Boiled dumplings
      "Northern Chinese eat dumplings on [the Lunar New Year] the way Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving," Lillian Chou wrote from Beijing. But even though the Lunar New Year is still weeks away, that's no reason not to make these incredibly flavorful...

    Recipe: White lotus dumplings

    Recipe: White lotus dumplings
      White lotus dumplings Total time: 1½ hours, plus chilling time Servings: Makes about 3 dozen dumplings Note: Snow pea leaves can be found at select Asian markets. Wheat starch (food grade) can generally be found at Asian markets and is available...

    Recipe: Brussels sprouts braised with bacon and chestnuts

    Recipe: Brussels sprouts braised with bacon and chestnuts
    There are two secrets to preparing this recipe by Russ Parsons. First, steaming the Brussels sprouts whole and then quartering them, which gives a beautiful range of colors, flavors and textures, from the tender, sweet, dark green of the outside to the...