A Thanksgiving Super-Menu From Food52’s Resident Experts

Earlier this year, we asked ourselves: What would happen if some of the country’s best cooks—an expert bread baker, cheese plater, pasta maker, Genius Recipe hunter, cocktail slinger, and pie know-it-all, to name just a few—got together to make our dre…

Earlier this year, we asked ourselves: What would happen if some of the country's best cooks—an expert bread baker, cheese plater, pasta maker, Genius Recipe hunter, cocktail slinger, and pie know-it-all, to name just a few—got together to make our dream Thanksgiving menu?

It'd be a menu with the biggest and juiciest bird out there, yes, but with crispy chicken for smaller gatherings and brown-butter tortelli for our vegetarian friends (hey, that's me!). We'd find a sweet-spicy-smoky take on our favorite cornbread dressing; a minimalist greens gratin that's luxuriously full of cream and sharp cheddar; a so-simple cheese basket to graze on as you cook, and naturally leavened flatbread to go with. And of course, we couldn't dream up the perfect menu without pie—not one kind, but two!—and a festive, fizzy cocktail too.

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