Imagine Mom’s favorite restaurant-style dishes served in the comfort of your own home. With a little planning -- and a few sprigs of lilac and jasmine -- food editor Jennifer Aaronson creates a transporting meal just for her.
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.