I've been watching those Dear Food Network Thanksgiving specials.
I am trying to slog through the dessert episode. Tyler Florence's coconut cake looks exciting (he always excites me. I think I have a crush on Tyler. It's an instant reaction every time he starts talking about cooking.) But I really don't like the host of that episode, Ina Garten.
As for the turkey, I'm trying to get hubby to watch the "disasters" episode with the turkey pastrami recipe. I know he likes to grill, so we'll see if he is willing to give that recipe a try (if we can find juniper berries). However, I think he may want to dry-salt our turkey this year based on an LA Times article.
All I can say about Giada's cheesy mashed potatoes recipe (I think this was in the turkey episode) is what I always think: how does she stay so thin eating that, and omg, her head is huge!
In the turkey episode, glad to see Alton Brown is owning his new, balder, less bloated look. The motorcycle phase seemed like an unfortunate midlife crisis.
We have brined our turkey according to Alton's recipe for years. Now I think if we brine again we might use one of Guy Fieri's flavor profiles from the "disasters" show. I find Guy a bit irritating (such as continually calling a mortar and pestle a "mortal pestle"), but I did like the look of that turkey pastrami, and we liked the ingredients in his two brines.