A tradition I’ll be borrowing for a big holiday meal is dueling turkeys. Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta goes head-to-head with his brother-in-law to prepare two turkeys for their crowd of nearly 20 each Thanksgiving. One smoked, one deep fried—both brilliant since they’re done outdoors, leaving the oven free for everything else. Speaking of big meals, I loved learning about writer and cookbook author Yvette Jemison’s annual tamalada gathering. She breaks down the process for us in “Assembling Tradition.”
And because it’s the holidays, there’s bound to be leftovers. I talked to Joe Kindred, of his eponymous restaurant in Davidson, North Carolina, about a scrumptious way to put leftover turkey to work in a sugo that goes over gnocchi. And for just general winter coziness, there’s a fantastic shiitake mushroom spoonbread recipe from chef William Dissen’s new cookbook.
There are endless ways to fill your plate inside this winter issue—here’s hoping it adds plenty of good cheer to your holiday table.