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Tasting Table's guide to a triumphant Thanksgiving

We cherish the entire Thanksgiving experience: the flurry of preparation, the familiar smells, the good company and, most of all, that moment when we all sit down to eat.

Over the years, we've found that an ideal Thanksgiving formula calls for dishes that are delicious but not fussy. Like you, we're partial to recipes that don't compromise on flavor, yet still allow us to enjoy the festivities.

To that aim, we've created a special menu with you in mind. Each recipe--from creamy cauliflower soup to an amazing autumn crisp with spiced Calvados cream--was conceived and tested in Tasting Table's own kitchens. Click here to download our print-and-stain recipe guide. And toast to your accomplishment throughout the meal with a selection of well-paired wines from our sponsor, Angove Family Winemakers -- with a 15% discount, when you order online with checkout code "TASTE" (shipping is not available to all states, so check the web site). Consider it our way of saying thanks.

Thanksgiving Menu

Cauliflower Soup with Brown-Butter Croutons and Capers

Bitter Greens Salad with Maple-Bacon Vinaigrette

Roast Turkey with Sage Butter Gravy

Sausage, Apple and Chestnut Stuffing

Bourbon, Molasses and Orange-Glazed Carrots

Potato, Leek and Grainy-Mustard Gratin

Brown Sugar Autumn Crisp with Spiced Calvados Cream

Sponsored Wine Pairings from Our Partner:

2006 Angove Clare Valley Riesling: This crisp white pops with clean citrus flavors that match nicely with salads and vegetable-based sides.
 
2008 Angove Nine Vines Viognier: Rich and full-bodied, this white can stand up to an entire feast, but its apricot and pear flavors pair especially well with dessert.
 
2006 Angove Coonawarra Vineyard Select Cabernet Sauvignon: This medium-bodied red has silky tannins and currant flavors that won't overwhelm traditional Thanksgiving flavors.
 
2005 Angove McLaren Vale Shiraz: Ripe berry flavors and spicy oak notes give rich-red lovers something to enjoy throughout the meal.
 
2008 Angove Nine Vines Rose: A cranberry-scented, cherry-flavored blend of Grenache and Shiraz, this bottle offers a crisp compromise for those who can't choose between white and red.

Tasting Table readers get a 15% discount on online wine orders; use checkout code "TASTE". Click on any wine to purchase in time for the holiday.

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