Nov 11, 2021 • 48M

Melissa Clark, Thanksgiving Therapist

 
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Nervous about Thanksgiving? Lunch Therapy is here to help! NYT cooking guru (and the author of 42 cookbooks... wow) Melissa Clark was kind enough to answer a ton of cooking questions posed to me by my followers on Instagram. What's a foolproof menu for a first time Thanksgiving chef? Do you brine the turkey? Wet or dry? What about spatchcocking? How do you make things in advance and serve everything hot? What's the deal with gravy? Pie crust? Mashed potatoes? Hear all of your Thanksgiving cooking questions answered as Melissa and I talk turkey.


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