THE QUINTESSENTIAL THANKSGIVING PLAYBOOK
Raise your thanksgiving game!
Gobble is your go-to playbook for everything Thanksgiving. This comprehensive guide will inspire both the expert and the novice to fully embrace hosting America’s favorite holiday.
Start new traditions, and embrace old ones
Set a table and create an atmosphere worthy of “oohs” and “ahhs”
Serve unforgettable cocktails and pair perfect wines
Employ new recipes sure to impress every palate
Apply expert techniques to your traditional recipes
Prepare to navigate common and challenging family dynamics
Implement organization and cleanup strategies that will make entertaining easier and more enjoyable!
Our small family of four has had the privilege of hosting Thanksgiving in our home in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut for the past eighteen years. With extended family and friends our gathering has been as small as twelve, and as large as twenty-two. Our philosophy has always been the more the merrier.
Looking back, we now realize that with each year we have raised the bar. We have perfected the menu, elevated the table setting and approached the planning and cleaning more efficiently. Most importantly, our joy and enthusiasm for the holiday has grown with each passing year.
The sudden death of our husband/ father Peter, in late August of 2020, combined with the restrictions of the pandemic, had the three of us bracing for an abbreviated and difficult holiday. But then, one October evening, after a glass of wine (or three) we were struck with the idea to write this book.
Our intention is to celebrate the holiday by providing unique tools and tips to engage a community of Thanksgiving enthusiasts across the country - and maybe even across the globe. Join us in celebration and gratitude of the Thanksgiving holiday!
"Warning! this is not a book about a certain turkey dinner; this is an ode to family love and a masterpiece on how to enjoy life in general, and food and wine in particular.
Nadine, PK and Chris have realized here a work of art that’s beautifully crafted, very educative, and oozing of love. I dare you to open ‘Gobble’ at any page and not be charmed by the design, and engulfed in a wealth of very useful tips and information.
Take as little or as much as you wish but fair warning: after reading this book, you will want to cook for and with the people you love every night of the week…And that’s a very good thing !!"
Arian Daguin, CEO