November has finally arrived which means that it's almost Thanksgiving and it's time to start preparing! Whether you celebrate the holiday or just use it as an excuse to feast, we've got the best tips and tricks on how to cook the bird, choose the wine, and ace the dessert.Don't forget to brine!Large birds can easily get dry and tough during the cooking process, especially lean meats like turkey. Luckily, there’s a simple solution (literally) for this problem. Soaking your turkey in a brine -a solution of salt and water - before cooking will help ensure moister, juicier results.Give thanks and raise a glassPinot Noir should be your best friend during Thanksgiving. It has the brightness to go with any cranberry sauce, the earthiness to match gravy and stuffing, and it's light enough to not overpower the delicious turkey.
Keep it fresh
If you're brave enough to make your own pumpkin pie, don't use canned pumpkin for the filling! If you're already going all out on dessert, it's best to roast the pumpkin and puree it yourself.