Communal Table Podcast: Thanksgiving 2020

The Food & Wine kitchen team talks you through the recipes they're making for the holidays, and how to cope with a very different Thanksgiving table this year.

Food & Wine Thanksgiving Issue Episode

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Episode 84: Mary-Frances Heck, Josh Miller, Kelsey Youngman, and David McCann

The holidays this year will look a lot different. With COVID-19 still raging across the country, celebrations will be smaller, sometimes huddled around a Zoom screen or FaceTime, but there are still things to celebrate. In a special episode of Communal Table, Food & Wine's Senior Food Editor Mary-Frances Heck, Food Editor Josh Miller, Associate Food Editor Kelsey Youngman, and longtime (we're talking since 1982!) Test Kitchen Deity David McCann gather around a virtual table to talk through the stars, sides, and sweets in the November issue, and share their best advice for any crises that may arise.

Links and Resources

Get all the recipes: November 2020

Learn: Rodney Scott's Spatchcocked Turkey

Celebrate: Diwali Is a Festival of Sweet Delights

Follow David McCann on Instagram: @thisoldchef

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