Japan-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Hosting two Thanksgivings in Japan taught me to love the holiday and its food again. My friends are amazing cooks, and the sheer sense of community, of getting together to remake a tradition in our own way really made the holiday feel special. Last year, I did a recipe-roundup of our meal. This year, I’d like to…

The Word of the Day is Spatchcock: Thanksgiving 2012

“I’m going to spatchcock the turkey.” “Excuse me?” “If I spatchcock the turkey–WHY ARE YOU BLUSHING?” “So, I’ve decided to spatchcock the turkey.” “Is that some sort of fandom thing about Benedict Cumberbatch?”   Despite its unfortunate name, spatchcocking is simply a way of butterflying a turkey so it will cook faster; it does not,…