If you follow my Instagram account, you’ll have seen that I’m off to Moscow for a week, researching Russia’s latest food trends. Meanwhile, though I don’t make a lot of Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few ideas that should give you a change from the usual roasted bird and mashed potatoes, without straying too far away from the Turkey Day canon:
- This stuffed capon with butternut squash paprikás and chanterelles is the closest thing to a Thanksgiving meal that I’ve posted in the past twelve months, and it’s well worth the preparation time.
- If you’re planning a smaller celebration, why not give my Moravian duck, plum sauce and Brussels sprouts a try? You can easily scale it for anywhere between 2 and 6 guests, and use single duck breasts and legs.
- Looking for a starchy side? Treat yourself to some of these delicious potato shangas! Their story alone can be a great conversation starter.
- And finish your meal with a revisited classic, the irresistible chocolate babka!
Cover image: Chaim Soutine, Turkey and Tomatoes, circa 1924 (rotated and cropped)