Holiday is one of the most winning words we know. It evokes time off, yes, but also happiness, ease, a day to catch up with loved ones, and meals that are infinitely more delicious and memorable than any others. But then there’s that challenging six-week stretch known as the winter holidays, when such a dazzling amount of celebrating—and cooking—takes place that even the most avid home chef can’t help feeling a tad overwhelmed.
Enter Gourmet Holiday. This special edition was conceived as the ultimate seasonal survival guide: a collection of the magazine’s most beloved special-occasion dishes—120 recipes in all—plus insider know-how and time-saving tips to guide you from Thanksgiving all the way through Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Day feasts.
We’ve tagged the recipes to help you zero in on the ones that are right for you: fast-and-easy options, make-ahead meals, kid-friendly dishes, vegetarian fare—or all of the above. We’ve also included five soup-to-nuts menus (complete with game plans and wine pairings) that cover all the major crowd-pleasing meals you’re likely to produce this season. The final section, Kitchen Notebook, is our compendium of crucial holiday intelligence, from turkey-carving tricks to recipes that make the most of leftovers.
So whether you’re looking for a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner that you can whip up in a morning, a collection of great edible gifts (including our favorite Christmas cookies), help planning a cocktail party for 6 or 60, or just a scene-stealing soup (or salad or soufflé), Gourmet Holiday has got you covered. Let the celebrations begin!
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