To set the scene, the book begins with an evocative telling of the first Thanksgiving the Pilgrims shared with teh nativfe Amiericans. As the embellishing of the table is essential to the atmosphere, simple napkin folding projects are offered, along with ideas for imaginative place cards, candle groupings and dried flower centrepieces.
The recipes at the heart of the book cover every part of this traditional meal. Before the dinner, simple crudites and refreshing cocktails are offered to stimulate the appetite. These are followed by seasonal soups such as Shrimp and Corn, or Curried Parsnip. The main course section provides instructions for cooking a magnificent turkey with all the trimmings, and also suggests delicous vegetarian alternatives. A wide range of accompaniments includes classic Candied Sweet Potatoes and also unusual dishes such as Onions with Sun-dried Tomatoes.
Some would argue that Thanksgiving dinner is but a prelude to the pie. Here are the traditional apple and pumpkin pies for purists, but also newcomers such as Lemon Almond Tart and Pear and Hazelnut Flan for the more adventurous.
Celebrate a classic family feast with ease and enjoyment, with the aid of this charming volume.