Main Dishes

Main Dishes

Whole fried turkey is the best illustration I know of just how delicious and greaseless fried food can be.

Use a large, shallow pan, not a turkey roaster, and nurture the bird with its own juices by basting often, and I think you'll like the results.

Cranberry sauce and cream cheese could change your life. Or at least your sandwiches.

This is the basic recipe for a dish that allows great variation.

An example of deglazing with possibilities limited only by our imaginations and mood.

Pages

  • A look at the history of sugar, from art and language to 3-D printing

    Darra Goldstein is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, an 888-page reference guide to all things sweet. "The book is really a compendium of human desires, a cultural history of desire for things that are sweet and what it has caused in the world, in both the realm of pleasure and also of pain," she says.

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Book Excerpts

Before paper confetti was invented, people threw candied nuts and plaster

A history of confetti from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets edited by Darra Goldstein.