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Fine Cooking Holidays 2017

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Fine Cooking offers knowledge and inspiration for passionate cooks. The November/December 2020 issue contains recipes featuring seasonal ingredients such as pomegranates, root vegetables, and cool-weather greens, plus easy weeknight dishes for a busy holiday season. Other special sections include three perfect turkeys for Thanksgiving—from a classic brined bird to an asado-style spatchcocked turkey, to soy-miso-glazed breasts—a classic Christmas menu, and a selection of beautiful maple desserts. Every issue of Fine Cooking includes numerous unique and delicious recipes as well as helpful tips and guidelines to ensure that each recipe you try at home turns out as beautiful and tasty as it appears in the magazine photos.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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Bimonthly
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1 min.
party time

THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE, and it’s time for hosting family, planning get-togethers with friends, baking holiday cookies, and more. No matter the occasion, this special issue of Fine Cooking is designed to help. Everyone’s favorites are here, from standout main dishes (Salt-and-Pepper Roast Beef with Cognac-Peppercorn Cream Sauce, p. 44) and flavorful sides (Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots, p. 70) to crave-worthy starters (Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip, p. 41) and decadent desserts (Gingerbread-Brandy Trifle, p. 86). Overnight guests? We’ve got you covered—see our brunch section on pp. 76–83. Whichever delicious recipes you choose from this issue, enjoy the planning, shopping, cooking, and, of course, the eating. Happy holidays! —The Fine Cooking Editors @finecooking @finecookingmag…

1 min.
on the web

Showstopper HOLIDAY DESSERTS For the holiday feast, not just any dessert will do. This calls for larger-than-life layer cakes, rich chocolate bombes, stunning roulades, silky cheesecakes, and jewel-like tarts and tortes. Don’t miss our collection of desserts so good that they make everyone forget about the presents. Go to FineCooking.com/showstopper-desserts. 5 WAYS TO Make Prime Rib Even Better We’ve rounded up all our experts’ advice on how to tackle this classic holiday roast. Get our tips on how to buy your roast and how to dry-age it at home, plus a couple of unorthodox (but genius!) cooking methods and delicious recipes. Go to FineCooking.com/prime-rib. Digital Editions Fine Cooking’s tablet editions—available for iPad, Windows, and Android devices—are the same gorgeous issues you love but full of interactive extras like videos and search. Download the app at FineCooking.com/app. Access…

1 min.
menus

family festivities Baked Brie with Dried Cherries and Thyme page 36 Salt-and-Pepper Roast Beef with Cognac-Peppercorn Cream Sauce page 44 Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots page 70 Broccoflower and Cremini Mushrooms with Garlic and Rosemary page 72 Profiteroles FineCooking.com sunday brunch Frisée and Grape Salad with Verjus and Blue Cheese page 73 Broccoli and Ham Quiche page 78 Candied Bacon page 81 Cranberry Streusel Upside-Down Cake page 86 tree-trimming party Popcorn with Sweet Butter and Sea Salt FineCooking.com Rye-Cheddar Fondue page 39 Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip page 41 Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies page 88 Rich Hot Chocolate FineCooking.com elegant new year’s eve Spicy Orange-Balsamic Shrimp Cocktail page 37 Slow-Roasted Prime Rib page 46 Green Beans with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette and Parmesan Breadcrumbs page 70 Gingerbread-Brandy Trifle page 86 bowl-game party Spicy Maple Walnuts page 40 Crostini with Beef and Horseradish Cream page 25 Parmigiano-Stuffed Mushrooms page 40 Sticky Pomegranate Drumsticks FineCooking.com Radicchio and Cauliflower Salad with Toasted…

1 min.
getting the most

How to follow a recipe • Before you start, read the recipe from beginning to end so there are no surprises.• Before actually starting to cook or bake, gather all the necessary ingredients and equipment. Prepare the ingredients according to the directions in the ingredient list (see “Watch those modifiers” at right for more on this).• For determining doneness, always rely first on the recipe’s sensory descriptor, such as “cook until golden brown.” Consider any times given in a recipe merely as a guide for when to start checking for doneness. Ingredients Unless otherwise noted, assume that: • butter is unsalted.• eggs are large (about 2 oz. each).• flour is unbleached all-purpose (don’t sift unless directed to).• sugar is white granulated.• fresh herbs, greens, and lettuces are washed and dried.• garlic, onions, and fresh…

11 min.
12 days of crostini

THESE STARTERS ARE A HOST’S DREAM. They’re easy to prepare yet elegant enough for entertaining—figure about three or four crostini per guest. You can prepare the bread a day ahead and store it in an airtight container. Many of the toppings can be made ahead as well, but don’t assemble them any longer than a half hour before serving; otherwise the bread will get soggy. crostini Homemade toasts are quick to make, yet they look so much classier as a base for a topping than, say, a store-bought cracker. They taste great, too. Yields 16 crostini 16 baguette slices, between ¼ and ½ inch thick (from about ½ baguette)2 cloves garlic, cut in half2 to 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oilKosher salt Adjust an oven rack to 6 inches from the broiler and turn the…

1 min.
holiday nibbles

1 Worth Its Salt With its well-balanced salty-sweetness, Cloister’s new salted honey spread is incredibly versatile: Spread it on baguette slices, drizzle it over cheeses, or stir it into a pan sauce. $9 for a 9-oz. jar; cloisterhoney.com. 2 Cream of the Crop St. Stephen cheese from Four Fat Fowl is nothing short of luxurious; its rich, buttery flavor had us swooning. $21.99 for 8-oz.; murrayscheese.com; 888-692-4339. 3 Say Cheese Kitchen Table Bakers’ Parmesan crisps, available in more than 10 flavors (Aged Parmesan and Basil Pesto, shown here), are perfect with a creamy dip or a bowl of soup. $4.99 for a 3-oz. package; parmcrisps.com. 4 A Cure Thing Spain’s famous Iberico pork stars in Fermin’s Chorizo Iberico, a deliciously meaty, garlicky, smoky sausage. Serve it sliced with an assortment of hearty cheeses. $17.95 for 7-oz.; tienda.com;…