Tom Valenti's Italian-Influenced Thanksgiving
Chickpea Fries with Sage and Parmesan
Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Pancetta
Capons with Garlic Gravy
White Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and Robiola Cheese
The recipe can be prepared in advance and refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before baking.
Brussels Sprouts with Onion and Bacon
Caramel Apple Parfaits
These parfaits, layers of spice cake with sautéed apples and whipped cream, can be assembled in advance in individual glasses or one large glass bowl. “Thanksgiving is supposed to be a relaxed holiday. I’s not designed to be a decathlon—throwing the shot put, running the mile,” Valenti says.
Fig Tart with Pistachio Crust
The tart is most delicious one day after it’s baked.