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If you're stuffed to the waddle year after year with the usual Thanksgiving suspects, take one giant leap for turkey kind with self-proclaimed "Gastronaut" Nate Keller.
Keller is a former Google executive chef and current executive chef, alongside Mirit Cohen, of Gastronaut Catering in San Francisco.
Thanksgiving is exactly two weeks away - you've successfully tackled the fall squash, mashed potatoes like James Brown and reserved the appropriately sized bird for your guest list. You've even found time to craft your very own "bacon pig." Everything is shaping up nicely in apple-pie order - that is, until the word "pie" just sent you into a flour frenzy.
Although sweet, dessert can bring out the crustiness in the most pleasant of Thanksgiving hosts and hostesses. While pie crust is minimalistic in origin - flour, butter, ice water with a little sugar and salt thrown in for good measure - many home cooks find themselves thankful for the premade varieties this time of year.
If you're one of those put off by do-it-yourself pastry, just roll with this all-butter crust tutorial.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
Celebrity chef Mario Batali’s recent remarks comparing bankers to “Stalin or Hitler and the evil guys” have landed him in hot pappardelle with the clientele of some of his high-end restaurants.
While participating on a Time Magazine Person of the Year panel along with NBC anchor Brian Williams, comedian Seth Meyers and taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist, Batali was asked by the moderator, Time's managing editor Richard Stengel who he would choose for that distinction.
After citing his admiration for Steve Jobs and food activist Michael Pollan, Batali went on to condemn the banking industry for what he characterized as their negative effect on a global scale saying, "So the ways the bankers have kind of toppled the way money is distributed and taken most of it into their hands is as good as Stalin or Hitler and the evil guys. They’re not heroes, they're just people that had a really huge effect on the way the world is operating."
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
A little frosting to start the day - November 10 is National Vanilla Cupcake Day!
Treat yourself, because today is about celebrating one of life's sweetest simple pleasures, the great vanilla cupcake.
Vanilla is never boring, especially when it's baked into cupcakes and slathered on top in rich, creamy frosting. While vanilla cupcakes were long regarded as a confection best enjoyed at kid's birthday parties, these delicate little cakes are perfect for any occasion - especially snacking.
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