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Chef David LeFevre's Thanksgiving Day Game Plan 9 MIN, 33 SEC

Thanksgiving can feel like indentured servitude for chefs. After years of slaving away in his family's kitchen on the day of, chef David LeFevre has strategized his game plan for a stress-free turkey day that everyone gets enjoy.

The chef-owner of MB Post, Fishing with Dynamite and The Arthur J in Manhattan Beach shares his own Thanksgiving tradition and a recipe for kumquat-cranberry relish.

Music: "The Beast"

What's a Spatchcocked Turkey? 7 MIN

Serious Eats managing culinary director and author of The Food Lab, J. Kenji López-Alt has tested every technique for perfecting turkey. Having finally solved the age-old conundrum of cooking his turkey evenly, he swears by the spatchcocking method, which he shares on the Good Food blog.

Music: "24" by E1SBAR

The Food Lab

J. Kenji López-Alt

Holiday Gravy: To Veg or Not to Veg 9 MIN, 24 SEC

Susan Volland is a Seattle-based chef, recipe tester and food writer. Her first book, Mastering Sauces: The Home Cook's Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors, teaches the fundamentals of sauce-making. Learn to finish your dishes with 150 recipes and flavors from around the world.

Try her recipes for both classic holiday gravy and her savory meatless gravy on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Hometown" by Splendid

Mastering Sauces

Susan Volland

It's not Gluttony, It's Thanksgiving 6 MIN, 32 SEC

On the occasion of America's only holiday truly focused on feasting, our favorite gourmand, Jonathan Gold, loosens his belt and muses on gluttony and the joys of communing with family and friends over the Thanksgiving meal.

Curious to know what's on his Thanksgiving table? You can find Jonathan's holiday stuffing recipe on the LA Times website.

Music: "American Boy" by Estelle

A Native American Thanksgiving Table 7 MIN, 46 SEC

Loretta Barrett Oden is a Native American culinary historian and chef. She's also the food columnist for Native Peoples magazine. She celebrates Thanksgiving with her own spread of "pre-contact" foods like cranberries, sweet potatoes, wild game and turkey.

Music: "Cumbia Do Donde" by Calexico

Vegetables for Your Thanksgiving Table 8 MIN, 36 SEC

James Beard awardee Michael Anthony is chef-partner at Gramercy Tavern and executive chef of Untitled in New York City. His new book, V Is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks, is an A-to-Z compendium celebrating vegetable cookery with everything from artichokes to zucchini.

You can find chef Michael's recipes for his Crunchy Kohlrabi Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Roasted, Quartered Kohlrabi on the Good Food blog.

Music: "Shark Attack" by Grouplove 

V Is for Vegetables

Michael Anthony

Market Report 6 MIN, 49 SEC

Laura Avery is the Santa Monica Farmers' Market manager. This week, she chats with farmer Greg Nauta of Rocky Canyon Farms about his special garnet yams.

Also, Nicole Rucker, chef-owner of Cofax, shares her favorite new recipe for a rustic sweet potato pie, which you can find on the Good Food blog.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Rucker will be holding a pie salon at Cofax this Saturday and Sunday from 4–8PM for anyone who wants to talk pie, share recipes and, of course, eat pie!

Music: "You're the One" by Sly and the Family Stone

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