George Mendes's Portugese-inspired turkey. All food photographs by Hans Gissinger. Family snapshots courtesy of the chefs.
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, tradition and family, of course, are as important as turkey and stuffing. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt if everything is really, really yummy. To ensure that your holiday meal meets all of these criteria, we asked a collection of top New York chefs to share some of the recipes their own mothers cooked at their childhood turkey-day dinner tables— or their own updates thereof. The results, on the following slides, provide a tasty, and homey, soup-to-nuts feast.
See the Recipes:
• Alexandra Guarnaschelli’s Scallop Gratin With Gruyère and Scallions
• Sara Jenkins’s Purée of Chestnut Soup
• George Mendes’s Marinated and Roasted Turkey
• David Chang’s Soy-Braised Short Ribs
• Shea Gallante’s Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows
• Zak Pelaccio’s Brussels Sprouts
• Alfred Portale’s Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Fresh Goat Cheese
• Thomas Keller’s Creamed Pearl Onions
• Tom Colicchio’s Sausage Stuffing With Golden Raisins and Sage
• Mario Batali’s Apple Pie
• Karen DeMasco’s Ginger Pumpkin Pie