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Tweaking some holiday favorites

Try something new this Thanksgiving without inciting family revolt

November 24, 2010
By SARAH SEPANEK Tribune Chronicle

Sometimes, during the holidays, cooks get the urge to try something new. Those cooking magazines stare at you in the face, daring you to mix up the beloved and time-honored Thanksgiving menu by either changing up a standard dish (trade marshmallows for honey on those sweet potatoes, perhaps) or by introducing all-new dishes to the table (braised rabbit instead of turkey? Uh, no). Creme fraiche has no business on the menu, and you can save the aioli for later, Food Network. Thanksgiving is not the time or place for gourmet for most people. The ingredients should come out of the dirt or out of the woods. The food should be rustic, simple, flavorful, and plenty of it.



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