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11.24.094:59 PM ET

Fresh Picks

Fresh from cooking at the White House, one master chef tells us what he’s loving right now.

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson is executive chef and co-owner of New York’s Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Café at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. The youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times, he is the star of Discovery Home Channel’s The Inner Chef television series and the author of The Soul of a New Cuisine and Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine. The award-winning chef and author’s latest book, New American Table, contains more than 300 recipes that embody the spirit of American cuisine inspired by fine dining, street food, down-home Southern cooking, Southwestern flavors, and more.

Recipe

Got loads of Thanksgiving leftovers? That turkey supply will disappear after a batch of these post-holiday paninis.

Turkey Panini with Cranberry Chutney and Sunflower Seeds

I hate wasting food, and I love the idea of transforming leftovers into a delicious sandwich the next day. With this recipe, there’s no need to cook anything new.

Cookbook

Tired of gravy? Let the Queen of Creole spice up dinner, New Orleans-style.

And Still I Cook by Leah Chase

I’ve always respected Leah Chase and her style of cooking, and this book is full of amazing recipes that work great all year round and is a good read overall.

Restaurant

Holidays are all about relaxing—so let someone else do the cooking at this cozy and delicious dining spot.

Barbuto

Simply delicious.

Food Destination

To really turn up the heat on this year’s Thanksgiving meal there’s only one place to go: the Caribbean.

Tobago

I love being able to escape to somewhere warm, just as it begins to get cold in Manhattan.

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