Thanksgiving is not the time to experiment with the trendiest recipes. So let's talk turkey... and gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (or not), and pies. Would a man who worked The New York Times Thanksgiving Help Line steer you wrong? Keeping things simple and serving the traditional dishes is the way to go. Although this is mainly a cookbook, Sifton also offers advice on table settings, the to-do list, cleaning up, and what to do with the leftovers. You're still on your own for dealing with Uncle Fred.