The calm before the Thanksgiving eating storm:

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To start. Butternut risotto, with a chervil, thyme, oregano, garlic butter & chunks of sauteed squash stirred through at the end:

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Possibly the best risotto I have ever eaten:

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Which was followed by a classic Thanksgiving dinner – with a few twists. Roast turkey, obviously. Cranberry sauce. Candied yams with pecans. But the green bean casserole was made with a bechamel, sauteed mushrooms and home fried onion rings.

And then there were the mashed potatoes.

OH.MY.GOODNESS.

We didn’t have your standard mash. Oh no. We had Joël Robuchon’s pomme purees. Basically: you cook fingerling potatoes,then peel them, then rice them, then put them through a chinois, and beat in so much butter you think your arteries may explode. They are illegally good. And take f**king forever to make. And about five seconds to inhale in greed.

Heaven:

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Of course, we had an audience for our gluttony:

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With it all we drank a 2004 Marcassin Zio Tony Ranch Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Mmmmmmmmm…..

Le fin:

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Et apres ca:

Pecan pie with homemade vanilla ice cream (made by infusing cream & milk & vanilla caviar for hours):

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And washed down with a 1994 Ca’Togni Napa Valley (black muscatel).

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18 comments

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Those potatoes look amazing. You don’t see enough rugs in kitchens. Impractical, I know, but cosy.

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@karen @curious @coco It was all so good! LLGxx

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Oh, those potatoes look divine

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Yummy!

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That mash looks incredible. And I’m ‘awwwwing’ over the Bassets flopped over each other.

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It was. It was the calorific equivalent of smearing cellulite on your thighs LLGxx

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what a great post…the dog sleeping says it all ! so cute !! your food all looked really wonderful !!

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I wish I could say I cooked it – but I didn’t! LLGxx

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Yummy risotto!

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Those boys are AMAZING cooks! LLGxx

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Lord, that sounds like the best meal ever. The pecan pie has me salivating. OMG – that risotto.

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Hey lovely, I think it may have been! LLGxx

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The last picture pretty much sums up the end of a perfect Thanksgiving.

Um and how could potatoes ever look so good? Joël Robuchon is a genius.

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Food looks delicious…but the dogs…soooooo cute!!!!

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that all looks delicious!!! esp the pie :))

brittin

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