For Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano and her husband, Cliff Harrison, the Thanksgiving meal is a chance to throw open the gates of their farm to a few dozen family members, friends, colleagues, and newcomers. Their style of Southern hospitality includes casual surroundings, haute home cooking, good company, and one seriously flavorful feast.
Embracing the idea of household favorites, we asked our food editors which dishes they cherish most, and let their answers inspire the quintessential Thanksgiving meal. Our menu is meant to be adaptable: Prepare it entirely or choose individual recipes, weaving them into your customary spread.
These recipes for appetizers, main dishes, sides, and desserts eliminate almost all of the slicing, peeling, marinating, brining, and other hours and hours' worth of prep work that usually makes you weary just to think about when deciding whether to host the holiday meal. Choose your favorites and get a fabulous, festive meal on the table in record time.