thanksgiving is next week. yup, NEXT WEEK. the washington post looks at the science of five holiday recipe flubs. meanwhile, i anthropomorphize gravy. you can’t anthromorphize gravy!? the hell i can’t! well, you can’t give it feet! fine, no feet.
art direction: susana sanchez-young
washington post: thanksgiving food science
slate’s annual talking points guide to navigating your thanksgiving political throwdown. i don’t recall many heated political arguments at my family’s thanksgivings, but reanimated turkeys? practically every year.
happy turkey everyone!
ad: jenny livengood
slate: turkey tussle, by jon dickerson
illustration of locanda verde for the cover of the new york times’ dining section. for this project i got to work in my sketchbook style, with watercolor, and big . . . basically i have been walking around with a big shit-eating grin all week. the reaction to this piece has been great, so thanks to all of you out in reader land, and to cathy gilmore-barnes for her superb art direction.
(note: prints now available)
nytimes: chefs’ tips for the thanksgiving meal, by sam sifton.
photo credit: james gulliver hancock
a food article about avoiding the complicated newfangled thanksgiving dishes, instead enjoying tradition, relying on good ingredients, and having a stressfree (ur, less stressful) thanksgiving meal. the article doesn’t mention dealing with your family, however, i like my family, so this comment is there merely for those that fear and loathe going home for the holidays…you know who you are.
slate: turkey shoot, by regina schrambling