Football is great, and it's always nice to see the family, but let's face it: Thanksgiving is all about the food. Any home cook worth their stuffing knows that producing this autumnal feast takes serious planning. Determining the head count, drafting and re-drafting menus, testing recipes, and of course, considering the family vegan, are all de rigueur.Read More
In the recent series of appearances of Team Hot From The Kettle at Williams Sonoma we learned really quickly that having something to prepare that would be ready shortly after we arrived was a critical to having a successful event. This simple soup has five ingredients, and other than a wee bit of mincing and squeezing requires very little effort.
Sometimes our desire to share all the flavours of the season with the family results in some belt loosening before the first spill of turkey gravy. This year consider a new tradition : "soup shooters." Instead of a full bowl of soup offer this treat in espresso cups as an appetizer. Send the rest of the soup home with guests in containers or serve for lunch on Shop Local Saturday.
Sandy may have trashed our Halloween plans but fret not : Team Hot From The Kettle will be at Williams-Sonoma Montclair demonstrating some twists on Thanksgiving Traditions this Saturday November 3 2012 from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Hot From The Kettle contributors Dianne Wenz, Elizabeth Palmer, and John Lee will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice, and (best part) offer up a variety of Thanksgiving sides that put a twist on tradition. Oh yeah, there will be cooking as well as tastings of everything the team cooks up.