Not everyone is in agreement as to what dishes make a great Thanksgiving dinner. We dug around and asked some of our favorite chefs what their Thanksgiving dealbreakers were -- which dishes must be served, which rules could not be broken -- and here's what they told us.
Though not the typical Thanksgiving tribute we would have expected, we applaud Jose Andrés' op-ed to enlighten us on what cooking fuel and clean stoves really means for the developing world. (Bet those a**holes who bought a $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner might feel a little foolish now.)
Her name is Susan E. Morrison (and she goes by "Susie"). She'll be joining the first-ever female executive at the White House, Cristeta Comerford, whom is said to be Morrison's "mentor, leader and inspiration."
Last night, Food Network Magazine threw its homegirl (and newest crowned Iron Chef) Alex Guarnaschelli a book launch party at her NYC restaurant Butter, in celebration of her latest title Old School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned To Cook. Rather than the stuffy elbow-rub-athon that these things tend to be, the event was basically a celebrity chef lovefest of epic proportion.
Treme alums Wylie Dufresne, Alfred Portale, and Jonathan Waxman all stopped by to wish her well. (Fun degrees-of-separation fact: Wylie is married to the editor-in-chief of Food Network Magazine, and we spent the entire night lusting over her springy ensemble).
Self-professed Food Network newb Justin Warner showed up to assume his rightful place in celeb chefdom.
Not pictured below, but also spotted: Chef Josh Capon, Butter/Top Chef: Las Vegas alum Ashley Merriman, erstwhile TC:JD host Johnny Iuzzini (in full beard and wearing a motorcycle jacket, natch), and Food Network Goddess of Programming (her official title) Susie Fogelson.