USING YOUR MOUSE TO TACKLE YOUR TURKEY
THE WEB IS A VIRTUAL CORNUCOPIA OF COOKING SITES, and this time of year they're filled with recipes for Thanksgiving. There is an especially nifty site, www.cooking.com, that went up just two months ago. It's really a store for cookware and kitchen gadgets but, unlike many cyberstores, it's more than a list of products and prices. There are two complete Thanksgiving menus: One is a traditional dinner, including shopping lists and a day-by-day schedule to prepare yourself for the big day. The second is an appealing, Southern-style Thanksgiving with smoked turkey, greens, and corn-bread stuffing that rivals any of the 20 menus offered by www.epicurious.com, the granddaddy of cooking Web sites. All of the recipes are linked to the cookbooks they came from.
When shopping for those things that you use only once a year--huge serving platters, for example, or big roasting pans--you'll find www.cooking.com competitive with other Web sites.
But what www.cooking.com doesn't deal with is that most terrifying part of Thanksgiving: being asked to carve the turkey at the table. For that, check out www.norbest.com. The Web site of the turkey growers' cooperative teaches you how to carve the showy way--and also offers a simpler method to use in the privacy of your kitchen. Bon appetit.
By Larry Armstrong
Updated Nov. 19, 1998 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1998, Bloomberg L.P.