12 Thanksgiving Cooking Tips to Steal from Celebrity Chefs
We love the idea of a special festive meal with our extended family and all our friends, but when dealing with everyone’s dietary restrictions, high expectations, and your own limited time, getting a successful meal on the table can be a challenge. Until now.
Show some fire
Courtesy Chef Michael Ferraro
“One of my favorite, classic Thanksgiving dishes is sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows. Rather than browning the marshmallows in the oven, my favorite trick is to bring out the blowtorch,” says Michael Ferraro, Delicatessen NYC. “I use a Bernzomatic TS4000, it’s a great culinary go-to that you can find at any hardware store. It gets the job done in seconds and will definitely impress your guests. It also works great if you’re bringing the dish to a potluck and want to finish it on site.”
A spin on traditional Brussels sprouts
Courtesy Chef Michael Symon
“For a lighter alternative to the typical Brussels sprouts with bacon recipes, try your sprouts raw,” says Michael Symon co-host on ABC’s The Chew. “I do shaved Brussels sprouts with Pecorino with a simple dressing—something amazing happens when you combine shaved sprouts, crunchy walnuts, and a fistful of good grated cheese.” Now, make sure your kitchen is stocked with these tools you can’t live without for Thanksgiving.