See also: Baking
Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
Nava Atlas is the author of numerous vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. You can preview some of the meatless, eggless and dairy-free recipes in this collection at VegKitchen.com.
Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: All You Need to Cook a Foolproof Dinner
TX739.2.T45 C76 2003
Thanksgiving can be the most challenging meal to prepare -- even for the most experienced cooks. Betty Crocker comes to the rescue with this complete do-it-yourself guide to making Thanksgiving delicious.
Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie
Curtin (Plimoth Plantation's food historian) and Oliver (publisher of Food History News) offer 80 Thanksgiving recipes drawn from different times, regions and traditions.
Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions
q TX715.D5883 2004
Produced in association with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, this book presents 140 recipes that incorporate a wide array of foods cultivated by native people in the Americas. How about wild rice and corn fritters or roasted pumpkin soup?
Talk Turkey to Me: A Good Time in the Kitchen Talking Turkey and All the Trimmings
TX750.5.T87 F47 2006x
Talk Turkey to Me is an informative, entertaining read featuring callers' questions answered by a former Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line expert. Who better to pose questions to?
TX750.5.T87 H69 2007
Fans of Fine Cooking Magazine will want to pick up this book from Taunton.
Enduring Harvests: Native American Foods and Festivals for Every Season
TX715 .K205 1995
If you enjoy the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving with Native American foods, Enduring Harvests will give you some interesting alternatives, like Algonquian Three Sisters Rice, Wampanoag Cape Cod Cranberry Pie, baked stuffed (with applesauce) pumpkin, and raspberry flapjacks with hot maple syrup. And you can also read about all the other festivals that the Native American tribes celebrate.
Thanksgiving: Festive Recipes for the Holiday Table
TX739.2.T45 K53 1997
Whether your tastes run to the traditional or more adventurous, this Thanksgiving can be the tastiest one ever with the help of this Williams-Sonoma cookbook. From first course to last, cooks will find everything they need for a delicious holiday gathering.
TX739.2.T45 M37 2001
Williams-Sonoma Collection Thanksgiving offers easy-to-follow recipes in a vividly photographed, full-color format.
Wild Turkeys: Hunting and Watching
SK325.T8 M48 1998
Once nearly extinct in North America, the wild turkey has seen a dramatic population increase within the past three decades, particularly in Pennsylvania. Mettler's book is a guide to understanding, hunting, dressing, and cooking these birds.
The New Thanksgiving Table: An American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food
TX739.2.T45 M6685 2009x
Recipes for regional Thanksgiving dishes from New England, Heartland, Southern and Pacific Northwest from a Pittsburgh native. Read a review in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Thanksgiving Table : Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition
TX739.2.T45 M67 2001
A primer on surviving Thanksgiving dinner by a Pittsburgh native now living in Portland, Oregon. Check out her website for more tips.
Thanksgiving: Recipes for a Holiday Meal
TX739.2.T45 P368 2007x
This book explores more than fifty of your favorite holiday recipes, offering both traditional and contemporary dishes -- even vegetarian options.
The Turkey: An American Story
Learn about your bird in this book that includes chapters on the prehistoric turkey, how the turkey conquered Europe, how the turkey replaced the Christmas goose, the invention of Turkey Day and how the turkey became industrialized and lost its flavor.
TX739.2.T45 T75 2002
Recipes from Allrecipes.com, like Homestyle Turkey the Michigander Way, Hot Buttered Rum Batter, Rockin' Oysters Rockefeller. You can also check out their Thanksgiving recipes online.
(DVD) TX739.B324 2005x
Visit with Ina at home in the Hamptons of New York. Recipes include roast turkey, homemade gravy, smashed sweet potatoes, herb and apple stuffing, parmesan smashed potatoes, pumpkin banana mousse tart, cranberry fruit conserve, hot mulled cider, and carmelized butternut squash.
(DVD) TX739.G598 2003x
Blending food science with humor, Alton Brown shows viewers how to cook a turkey, what to do with the leftovers, and how to make a fruitcake.
(DVD) TX739.2.T45 M3624 2005x
Instruction on Thanksgiving cooking and decorating. Includes three different ways to prepare a turkey.
French chef Jacques Pepin, assisted by his wife Gloria and his daughter Claudine, fixes a Thanksgiving dinner, which includes: salmon tartare with cucumber salad and salmon caviar; salmon gravlax, cured with cognac and served with cucumber, sweet onion, and rye bread; roasted turkey with apple cider glaze and bread and mushroom stuffing; brussels sprouts; gratin of butternut squash; a spicy cherry ginger chutney; chocolate-bourbon-prune cake; pears poached in citrus juice.
Browse the Catalog
For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subjects:
Better Homes and Gardens: Thanksgiving Menus
Includes recipes, menus, turkey and food safety tips.
Bon Appetit: Top 26 Thanksgiving Menus
Lots of ideas: small or big, quick and easy or fancy, meatless or classic, southern or healthy.
- A Heritage Feast (traditional American foods and heirloom American ingredients)
Eating Well: Healthy Thanksgiving Collection
Browse through Eating Well's collection of healthier options for Thanksgiving menus.
Epicurious: Complete Thanksgiving Guide
Menus, recipes, cooking guides, everything you need for a Thanksgiving dinner and all its leftovers from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines.
Interactive Menu Planner
Answer their questions and they'll come up with a customized menu for you.
This collection of themed menus from past years offers menus for large and small crowds, formal or casual, traditional or modern, american regional or global, quick & easy or healthy, and vegetarian.
Thanksgiving on a Budget
Their menu and money-saving tips will feed eight on $80 very, very well.
Search for Thanksgiving
2017 recipes from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines.
- Interactive Menu Planner
Fine Cooking: Thanksgiving
Check out the menus, recipes, downloads and videos from Taunton's Fine Cooking magazine.
Food and Wine: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide
You can also search Food and Wine for "Thanksgiving" for more recipes.
Food Network: Thanksgiving
Recipes for appetizers, turkey, stuffings, sides and desserts. Also short entertaining videos on preparation.
Land O' Lakes: Thanksgiving
Browse through recipes for turkey, appetizers, sides and desserts.
Martha Stewart: Everything Thanksgiving
Includes Thanskgiving recipes, crafts and decorations. Or go to their Index to see quickly what recipes are included.
NPR: A Thanksgiving How-To
"If you've ever cooked a Thanksgiving meal, what are your tips for getting things to turn out just right? Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen helps sort through the advice. And if you've had everything go wrong — utterly and horribly wrong — share your story here."
Saveur offers a variety of menus including Traditional New England, Southern, Mexican, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy and Rustic (Northern) Californian.
The Splendid Table: Turkey Confidential
The Splendid Table radio show provides Thanksgiving Triage on-air and online with a 2-hour live radio call-in, (starts on Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. ET). The website also offers Thanksgiving recipes.
Williams-Sonoma: Thanksgiving - Homegrown Traditions
Basic tips and a variety of menus.
Yankee Magazine: Thanksgiving
Here are some New England recipes to try, like Down East Turkey Stuffing, Maine Pecan Pie, Pilgrim's Thanksgiving Turkey, Indian Pudding, Corn and Cod Chowder and Sugarplums.
Turkey and Stuffing
Bon Appetit; How to Make Perfect Gravy
Step-by-step instructions for that very necessary side.
LocalHarvest: Heritage Turkeys
Prized for their rich flavor and beautiful plumage, Heritage Turkeys are the ancestors of the common Broad-breasted White industrial breed of turkey that comprises 99.99% of the supermarket turkeys sold today. If you want to take a stand for biodiversity, buy one of these.
- Commercial Turkey Producers
These websites offer recipes for all types of turkey products, as well as handling and storage information. Minnesota, Virginia and Kentucky are the three states that produce the most turkeys.
National Wild Turkey Federation: Gobble Up
In this 2006 Thanksgiving Media Guide, the National Wild Turkey Federation tells you how to prepare and eat a wild turkey.
Sustainable Table: Talking Turkey
This website encourages the use of Heritage turkeys rather than the "Broadbreasted White" variety that are grown on factory farms and that have to be reproduced through artificial insemination because they can't reproduce on their own.
Turducken (Chef Paul Prudhomme)
I wouldn't have believed it myself: a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken, interspersed with andouille, oyster and cornbread stuffings... Obviously only for experienced cooks as Turducken takes about 8 hours to cook and serves 24-30!
Turkey for the Holidays
Tips on cooking turkey and recipes for side dishes and leftovers from the University of Illinois Extension Service.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: Let's Talk Turkey
A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey
Vegetarian Alternatives to Turkey
- Epicurious Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menus
Food & Wine: Vegetarian Thanksgiving
Tarts, gratins, vegan main dishes and appetizers.
Gentle Thanksgiving is an effort to encourage friends, family and neighbors to substitute gourmet vegetarian recipes and a variety of festive plant-based foods for the traditional turkey. For instance, Tofurkey.
International Vegetarian Union: 64 Vegan Holiday Recipes
These are recipes for the North American Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Well's Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2012
The New York Times Well blog goes vegetarian for Thanksgiving with a wide array of vegetarian soups, sides, main courses, salads and desserts.
VegKitchen with Nava Atlas: Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner
Vegan recipes for soups and breads, seasonal salads, main dish options, vegan stuffings, side dishes and desserts.
Sides like Pumpkin, Cranberries, & Yams
This section includes recipes for side dishes and desserts using typical fall produce, including squash, pecans, and apples.
Apples: Washington State Apple Commission
Check their recipe section for LOADS of apple recipes, including Apple Brandy Custard Tart, Apple Bread Pudding with Almonds and Dried Cherries, Apple Buttermilk Cake, Apple Rhubarb Crunch, Old Fashion Fried Apple Pie, and many versions of apple pie.
Baking: Nestle's Very Best Baking
Cranberries: Ocean Spray
Try their Fresh Tex Mex Cranberry Salsa or their Cranberry Margarita Molded Salad. Includes their Classic Cranberry Nut Bread.
Bon Appetit: Pumpkin Desserts Slideshow
Pumpkin gobs and gobs of pumpkin pies.
Squash: Fine Cooking: The Sweet & Savory Sides of Winter Squash
Learn to highlight the flavors of winter squash in gratins, pastas, salads, and pies.
Sweet Potato Council of California: Recipes
How about Sweetpotato and Apple Pie, Sweetpotato Pecan Pie, or Sweetpotato Walnut Cake?
Sweet Potatoes: Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission
Includes nutritional information and recipes for the "yam" (really a sweet potato) found in supermarkets in the fall. Offers recipes for Cranberry Yam Bread, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, and many more.
Sweet Potatoes: North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission
What is marketed in the United States as "yams" are really a variety of Sweet Potato, grown in the South. Look here for recipes, including a "Chef Series".
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pumpkins and their sister squashes can be cooked into dishes of every sort
This October 30, 2008 article by Bob Batz Jr. includes a related article with recipes, including a recipe for "pumpkin gobs", pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin roll.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Thanksgiving Wine: A good day for the red, white and bubbly
Here's a selection of American wines for Thanksgiving that are affordable and that you just may be able to find in your local state liquor store! (11/11/2010).
Last updated December 06, 2012