Farm-to-feast Thanksgiving

Try these recipes, inspired by the West's best farms.

Heritage turkey with crisped pancetta and rosemary recipe

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Heritage turkey with crisped pancetta and rosemary

Heritage turkey thighs and legs have amazing flavor but can be tough. For best results, braise the legs and thighs and roast the breast. Do this for regular turkey as well, to prevent dried-out breast meat.

Recipe: Heritage turkey with crisped pancetta and rosemary and Rich brown gravy

Wild mushroom and butternut squash bread pudding recipe

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Wild mushroom and butternut squash bread pudding

This works really well as a vegetarian main dish, too.

Recipe: Wild mushroom and butternut squash bread pudding

Mushroom, chicory, and celery root salad recipe

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Mushroom, chicory, and celery root salad

Make the dressing directly in a storage jar the day before.

Recipe: Mushroom, chicory, and celery root salad

Tips for great-tasting mushrooms

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Tips for great-tasting mushrooms

Cleaning: Wipe mushrooms with a moist paper towel. Don't wash or brush, which can damage them. If you see a lot of compacted dirt, scrape it off with a knife.

Storing: Use a paper bag, not plastic-which doesn't let them breathe, so they soften and rot. Even if you forget them in the paper bag, they won't be bad, just dried, and you can reconstitute them in hot water.

Makah Ozette potatoes with bacon cream recipe

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Makah Ozette potatoes with bacon cream

The bacon cream melts to give the potatoes a rich, salty glaze.

Recipe: Makah Ozette potatoes with bacon cream

Cranberry frangipane crostata recipe

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Cranberry frangipane crostata

Emmer farro flour, made from whole-grain emmer wheat, gives the crostata a rustic texture and great flavor. Because it's low in gluten, it needs to be mixed with all-purpose flour to hold the crust together. Sweet frangipane (almost pastry cream) mellows the tart cranberries.

Recipe: Cranberry frangipane crostata

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