Festive feasts

4 complete holiday menus, from a Dungeness crab feast to old-fashioned Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

Dungeness crab feast
Start with garlic-and anchovy-laced bagna cauda for dipping raw veggies and crusty bread, followed by cracked crab and pasta in a homemade tomato sauce redolent of garlic and basil.

Christmas at the ranch
Inspired by California rancher Bill Niman, this bounteous Christmas feast features succulent beef rib roast scented with rosemary sprigs and garlic cloves.

Norwegian holiday menu
Gravlax and caviar, roast pork with gingerbread sauce, rice pudding, and more ― this menu celebrates Norwegian traditions with contemporary twists.

An old-fashioned feast
This grand old-fashioned Christmas dinner is centered around a showy prime rib roast along with all the trimmings.


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