Holiday Cooking

 
Holidays are a time for family, friends and good food; but most importantly, it's an opportunity to show off your cooking skills. Questions, recipes and ideas for holiday cooking should be posted here.
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Easily the most food-centric holiday in the US, preparation of a proper thanksgiving meal has turned into something of an art form. Stop arguing with Grandma over the gravy; post your question, comments and secret recipes here.
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56 Turkey Deconstructed
by jacob burton
2015-12-07 10:29
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Talk cookies, candies, roasted goose or anything else you may serve for Christmas Dinner.
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58 Cooking in advance
by jacob burton
2015-12-20 20:00
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While some people think of New Year's Eve as a champagne filled party night, for most restaurants, it's their highest grossing night of the year. Post tasting menus, party ideas, apps or drink recipes to help ring in the New Year.
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Share your favorite recipes and tricks for leg of lamb, egg decorating or roasted rabbit. Whatever you're serving this Easter, we want to hear about it.
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Hi chef Jacob and all forum users.

First I would like to say thank you for such a website. I really enjoy your videos and podcasts.

I want to ask a question if there is a way where you can list all the questions that you have ever asked or participated in?

I can't seem to find such a feature though it appears on some other forums that I'm linked up with such as the cha-cha developers website.

There is an option under my profile where I can list links to all topics I've contributed to.

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I am working towards coming up with an equilibrium brine for a rotisserie chicken.  I am not considering Gradient brine in this case, as we would like to just soak the chickens possibly for 12-18 hours and directly cook them in the rotisserie directly out from the brine.  The goal for me is to reach the salinity range of 1% using the brine and the flavors/spices included.

Has any one worked on a brine like this and can help with some basic measurements to start on a brine for a 50 pounds whole chickens ??

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hi there, everybody! I'm in Big Bear, CA (about 7000' above sea level) and am loving all the excellent information on this site! I am a bit of a culinary neophyte as far as specific techniques are concerned... but I love to cook and I love great food!

thank you, Chef Jacob for the wonderful, informative, and entertaining videos and podcasts. I've learned a lot already!

-david.

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Ok some thing are easier than others  to reheat for another meal from all those left overs that it seems most have after the holiday meal.

So what is some of the best way to warm the following things with out over cooking or drying out. Though microwave are ok, they do change the texture and well the doneness.

1.Prime rib

2. Turkey

3. Stuffing

4 Mashed potato

5 Yams

6.Green bean casorole

Kit

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First, a quick intro, as I'm new to the forums.

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