Your definitive guide to Thanksgiving: Chowhounds ask and answer all the burning questions, from turkey temperatures to what makes the perfect pumpkin pie.

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive Thanksgiving guide with tips, techniques, and game plans that will help you host your best...

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Tommy's Joynt to re-open Oct. 29

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Yes, it's true! Tommy's Joynt is getting ready to re-open. Talked to the manager yesterday and the target opening date is Thursday, Oct. 29. Its boarded up, graffiti'd doors have been one of the sa...

Stuffing/Dressing - Do you add egg?

by AckAck 12 years ago

I've noticed many of the recipes call for an 1-3 eggs in their stuffing recipes, which I have never tried. What do you think?

Holiday Cooking Fails, 2020 edition!

by truman 1 year ago

We’re heading into the annual year-end cookathon, which is probably going to look a little different this year thanks to COVID. Despite that, food must be made! And... mistakes will be made along t...

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Black Jet Baking Company | Bernal Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

On Thanksgiving Day I gave thanks for bakers like this who make extra pies for walk-ins like me who were too indecisive to pre-order. Black Jet had posted on IG that it had a few extra pies and wou...

Turkey Jook Hints

by Steve 1 year ago

Now that we have come full circle on this thread, do you have a turkey jook recipe/hints I can follow? I am so ready for this.

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Low and Slow Thanksgiving Turkey

by walker 1 year ago

I've never tried the low and slow method, have you? Any advice? I love the Petrini roasted turkey recipe I've posted here before. (At the beginning, you make a paste of butter, white pepper,...

Salt turkey after wet brine?

by IamLaura 1 year ago

I got a turkey breast for Thanksgiving. It turned out to be frozen, though I called the butcher, who assured me that it is not frozen all the way through. I had intended to do a dry brine, but that...

Roasting a bone-in turkey breast

by sophia519 1 year ago

I have a 7 lb bone-in turkey breast I am planning to roast in the oven on Thanksgiving. However, I don’t have a roasting pan and am confused about what to cook it in. Should I use a disposable foil...

Thanksgiving plan 2020

by sandramrma 1 year ago

Has Covid effected your plans for this year? Traveling, getting together with family? Going out to dinner-ordering in-or just staying home???

Can I substitute currants for prunes?

by Bigley9 1 year ago

Do you think it would work to substitute currants for the prunes in this recipe? Trying to avoid a trip to the store. Thanks for your thoughts! https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/brussels-sprouts...

Butterball Turkey Talk Line is up and running...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

Any questions concerning your Thanksgiving repast? The annual Turkey Talk Line is up and running with experts ready to help. (800-288-8372) They now offer contact thru social media, texting and ema...

Help! I think I put too much salt on the turkey

by Bradley2815 1 year ago

I'm dry brining my turkey for the first time and misread my notes...I ended up putting 8 Tablespoons of salt on the 12lb turkey. Should I take some of it off? For next time...How much should I ha...

First Time Thanksgiving Turkey

by mmdt 1 year ago

Hello Friends, I am cooking a deboned skin on turkey breast for our very small Thanksgiving. I picked it up from the butcher and when I cut off the string to marinate as instructed, the whole thin...

Turkey scum at bottom of pan, how to prevent this?

by mushroomaffairs 1 year ago

Was chatting with my mother and aunt last night and this never occurred as far as any of us can remember until maybe 10 years ago? When roasting a turkey instead of getting the brown fond at the b...

Cooking Sticky Rice in the Microwave

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

If you follow the Chinese-American tradition of serving sticky rice studded with lop cheong, Chinese bacon, ham, black mushrooms and other goodies as a side (or stuffed into) the holiday turkey, th...

Where to get free Thanksgiving meals in the East Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Food pantries, restaurants, churches and community groups giving out Thanksgiving meals, and ways to volunteer or donate to these efforts. . . "' This list includes venues in Oakland, Berkeley ...

Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie @ Walmart?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Anyone recommend Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie?

Poaching a whole turkey

by Amandarama 1 year ago

I am only cooking for two and the turkey I ordered is still probably too large for us to reasonably deal will, so I was thinking about cooking it this weekend, portioning it for the freezer, and th...