Sam Sifton Releasing Thanksgiving Cookbook

The former New York Times dining critic is releasing a Thanksgiving guide this October

Former New York Times dining critic Sam Sifton (now National editor) is jumping on the book deal train. Grub Street reported that Sifton will release a cookbook of sorts, titled Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well.

Sifton announced the launch via Twitter, with a pretty simple "GOTDAM." According to Amazon, Sifton's book will be "a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving dinner — preparing it, surviving it, and pulling it off in style."

It will include "simple, fool-proof recipes," with "new takes on old standbys... robust pies and festive cocktails," not to mention entertaining style and hosting tips. We're hoping there will also be anecdotes of Sifton family dramas (or tactics for drama aversion), plus recommendations for Thanksgiving out on the town. Hey, we can dream.

Thanksgiving will be released Oct. 30, 2012, and is on presale for $16.89 on Amazon. Not too shabby, Sifton. Check out the cover, courtesy of Random House, below.


Jessica Chou is an Associate Editor for The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesschou.