Thanksgiving 2012 has come and gone. I just pitched the last squirrel-ravaged hubbard squash off the porch. Reflecting back now, as a mental model train hums “Christmas Time Is Here” on a continuous track.
Before you can build a better turkey sandwich, you have to build a better turkey. And cook it better. Chris Kimball, of America’s Test Kitchen, is in the business, and as-close-to-pleasure-as-he-gets, of cooking a better anything.
Perfect turkey is on a lot of minds this time of year. Maybe you eat a Thanksgiving feast reprised on December 25. If not, squirrel this away for next November.
Strap on your aprons and ride the NPR train with me for a few minutes. Listen to, and look at the making of,
Comfort And Joy: Making The ‘Morning Edition’ Julia Child Thanksgiving.
Carolyn and I shopped, cooked, labeled, packed and hauled for a couple days ahead. You wouldn’t know it from the pristine looks of Joyce Goldstein’s gorgeous sunny kitchen. That’s the idea. Smoke and mirrors, people, even for the limelight eschewing radio.