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How to Prep Everything You’ll Need For The Holidays Using This *One* Knife

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about your menu(s). Spiral ham for your aunt, extra creamy mashed potatoes for your dad, glazed carrots for that neighborhood potluck, plus an extra tray of green bean casserole for Friendsgiving. …

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about your menu(s). Spiral ham for your aunt, extra creamy mashed potatoes for your dad, glazed carrots for that neighborhood potluck, plus an extra tray of green bean casserole for Friendsgiving. To pull all of this off, we need to start with the basics: knife skills. Luckily, our friends at Shun Cutlery have created the ultimate knife for basically every cut—Shun’s Premiere Master Utility Knife is just what you’ll need to expertly slice and dice your way through this holiday season.

We've compiled a brief, but thorough guide to some of the most-used knife cuts you’ll see while making every Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas dinner, plus a few recipes to help you show off your newfound knife prowess.

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5 Thanksgiving Gravy Recipes for Every Type of Cook

It’s well known within food publishing that Thanksgiving photo shoots and recipe testing start early (and we mean early), and happen numerous times before the actual holiday even rolls around. This has made our Test Kitchen team experts in the field of…

It’s well known within food publishing that Thanksgiving photo shoots and recipe testing start early (and we mean early), and happen numerous times before the actual holiday even rolls around. This has made our Test Kitchen team experts in the field of all things Thanksgiving—particularly our Senior Food Stylist Anna Billingskog. She estimates that she’s cooked some form of a Thanksgiving dinner upwards of a dozen times in her five-plus years as a food stylist for Food52. This holiday season, she’s sharing her favorite recipes from all those meals.


Things aren’t always gravy when it comes to making gravy, you know? The mixture can separate, the lumps just won’t go away, or it simply isn’t flavorful enough. Lucky for us, Anna picked a few of her favorites that not only shine on camera, but will satisfy at the Thanksgiving table as well.

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12 New Trader Joe’s Products Just in Time for the Holidays

Nothing feels more like Christmas morning than Trader Joe’s releasing new food and drink products to the masses. And while the beloved grocery chain has yet to debut the peppermint and gingerbread flavors we covet into December, there are still a dozen…

Nothing feels more like Christmas morning than Trader Joe’s releasing new food and drink products to the masses. And while the beloved grocery chain has yet to debut the peppermint and gingerbread flavors we covet into December, there are still a dozen new seasonal drinks, apps, mains, and desserts to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season.

Check out Trader Joe’s latest offerings below, any of which would be perfect for your next holiday get-together.

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