Be strategic: Move the turkey or a couple sides outdoors to be cooked

  Cooking a Thanksgiving feast can turn a home cook into an air traffic controller of sorts. Precise timing is everything. The menu is planned based on limited oven or stovetop space. The gravy is made while the turkey is resting. The green bean or sweet potato casseroles are baked while the oven is free. Everything is coordinated so all the…

Genetically modified engineered salmon approved by FDA Video

What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call it "frankenfish," but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be available

Go ahead roast a bird, we've got your back

Some people are all about the stuffing. Some can’t do without the mashed potatoes. And the debate over marshmallows with the sweet potatoes can stoke family feuds spanning decades. But at the end of the day, Thanksgiving is all about the bird. Because face it, the turkey is the centerpiece. And getting it

Getting wine temperature right brings out the flavor

I cannot think of a better example than ice cream to illustrate how all wines have an optimal temperature. Imagine a block of ice cream so frozen that it steams. You chisel a chunk from it, and to liberate a bite from that chunk you need a tile cutter, or at least a steak knife. Is that the ice cream you want? Forget about the harsh texture or

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