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This Old Chef: Blog & Recipes

Dressing...  Yes, I'm from Michigan and we called it "dressing" whether on the inside or the outside of the bird!

I went a little crazy this year, but after 8 months away from my kitchen, I think I was due.  Instead of buying some baguettes and drying them out, I made a few loaves of my hearty white bread...


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Another Thanksgiving Throwback!

Posted on November 22, 2017 with 0 comments


OK, after a large number of questions, I must admit... the picture of the little boy gazing lustfully at the turkey is indeed This Old Chef...

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On Your Mark... Get Set... Spatchcock!

Posted on November 21, 2017 with 0 comments

I know it looks like road kill but...

It's happened...  I've drunk the Kool-Aid...

I will quite probably never cook a turkey any other way.

On Thursday morning, I will once again spatchcock the Thanksgiving turkey!

All that actually means is...

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Thanksgiving Throwback!

Posted on November 21, 2017 with 0 comments




In honor of the Founding Father who wanted the turkey to be declared our national symbol because the eagle was a bird "not of good moral character..."





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Taking Stock of Thanksgiving 2017

Posted on November 20, 2017 with 0 comments

I cannot believe it's already Thanksgiving!

My elderly parents warned me about time speeding up but, like every child, I didn't believe them.


Guess what.  They win.



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