Thanksgiving Is Not Impossible

Sam Sifton's book, Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well, aims to be the Thanksgiving bible, with everything you need to know — from how to cook turkey faster to what to do with the bird after the meal, as well as what kitchen tools to have on hand, how to make all the trimmings, and even how to set the table.

With plenty of useful advice, anyone who has ever wondered how to make a better Thanksgiving meal, or how to make a Thanksgiving meal at all, will be in good hands. For people who are obsessed with perfecting their gravy, Sifton has created a Serious Pan Gravy recipe; for people who want to spruce up their sides, there's his Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Breadcrumbs; and for people who need to try something new for dessert, may we suggest Sifton's take on a classic — Pear Cobbler.

For more turkey talk, visit The Daily Meal's Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving!

Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman