Good morning. I am awhen it comes to the role of at the Thanksgiving table, but I understand that mine is not a universal view. There are those, for instance, who prefer a multitude of side dishes to the merits of a beautifully burnished bird. And for them — perhaps for you — we’ve put together a wonderful collection of vegetarian to improve this year’s feast. (Look for it in the print edition of our Sunday newspaper this weekend!)
The time to explore those recipes is now. It’s a good weekend to decide which ones you want to make and then to rehearse them in your kitchen so that you don’t wake up onmorning with a pit in your stomach because you’ve never made before. Practice is still the best way to get to Carnegie Hall.
And so, check out this(above), these , this , this . Try your hand at , , these . might be good, especially this weekend alongside a chicken roasted like this . You’ll find your own way.
Other things to cook this weekend that have nothing whatsoever to do with the coming holiday, that promise joy but aren’t homework: a; some ; .
Me, I’m going to attempt to recreate an epic breakfast I had a few days ago at thein Norwalk, Ohio (long story), with eggs over easy next to , a small and . Wake up early on Sunday to do that, serve the meal around 10, and you’ll be good on the couch until dinner time.
Thousands and thousands more recipes to make this weekend and forare waiting on . (Yes, you need a to access them. Subscriptions are what allow us to continue to do this work that we love. Will you please, if you haven’t already, ? Thanks.) You can find inspiration, as well, on our page and channel, where Melissa Clark just showed us .
And should you run into trouble along the way, either in your kitchen or on our site and apps, just reach out for help:. Operators are standing by.
Now, it’s nothing to do with gizzards or celery tops, but I still think you ought to read Amanda Fortini on, in T Magazine.
And while you’re at it with the reading, here’s Ian Parker in The New Yorker with a good one, “.”
It’s probably not for everyone, but you might enjoythe Getty Museum in Los Angeles put together, exploring the sounds of Fluxus: vintage and reinterpreted songs.
Finally, here’s a poem from Diane di Prima, “,” to transport you to a particular California at a particular time, and now. Enjoy all that, cook well and I will, as ever, see you on Sunday.