Let’s Talk Turkey ebook Review

by Becky Elmuccio on November 15, 2012

Thanks giving is quickly approaching, and if you like food the way that I do, you’ve been banking recipes on Pinterest, organizing recipes in your recipe binder and reflecting back on what you have made in years past.

Butter and Herb Roasted Turkey photo courtesy of Open Road Media

So, when I was recently sent a copy of Let’s Talk Turkey in an ebook format, I was excited to see what advice and ideas it had to offer. I am a recent convert to using our iPad in the kitchen. I like to set it up on top of the toaster oven so that I can see it across the room, but not get it dirty when any of us cook with enthusiasm. That’s right, it’s a creative, enthusiastic mess that we make when we cook. 😉

Now, I don’t host Thanksgiving because we walk over to my parents’ for the big dinner, but I am always wanting to learn more about cooking. So, looking through Let’s Talk Turkey, has provided me with some great tips for the years that may come when I do or even if I want to take a Sunday and make a meal to last us through the week.

Herbed Oyster Stuffing photo courtesy of Open Road Media

The book has great dinner planning pointers for those of you who are hosting. These include how to plan starting 4 weeks out from the dinner (a good reflection tool for this year if you purchase this ebook just before or after the holiday), determining how much to make based on how many folks are coming, turkey carving tips, wine pairings,and how to make use of your cooler (minus the ice), slow cooker and grill to help you keep foods warm for the big day.

Maple Sweet Potatoes with Pecans photo courtesy of Open Road Media

Not only are the tips valuable, but there are many fantastic recipes, like the Maple Sweet Potatoes with Pecans above, from which you can choose your dinner menu. There are 21 recipes alone for making the turkey and it’s gravy. And wouldn’t it be cool to break with tradition and make a Cocoa-Spice Turkey one year?? Recipes have been collected from a variety of sources like Country Living, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping, so you’ve got great sources behind the almost 200 pages worth of recipes. Yes, 200 pages! So this is a great resource to grab in ebook form if you are trying to maintain your cookbook shelf space, and if you use iBooks you can bookmark pages and make notes.

Pumpkin Pie with Creme Fraiche Whipped Cream photo courtesy of Open Road Media

Overall, I think Let’s Talk Turkey offers some great tips and advice for making a great Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, the sheer number of recipes could have you making a different menu for years to come if you like to change it up. You can also try things out as the year goes by to see which are your family’s favorites.

So, what are your favorite recipes to make for Thanksgiving dinner? What tips are you looking for to help you to make it a successful day for hosting and cooking?

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Let’s Talk Turkey for review. The opinions stated above are always my own.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Vanessa T November 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I love this! I am usually a mess for Thanksgiving, this would have been helpful last year! Thank goodness this year I’m not hosting, but I am eating!


Becky Elmuccio November 16, 2012 at 1:58 am

Hope it can help you the next time that you host, Vanessa. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Leah @ Crunchy Farm Baby November 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

We’re vegetarians here, so a good Tofurkey or some other veggie loaf is always on our table! Some of the other recipes in here look super tasty though!


Becky Elmuccio November 16, 2012 at 1:58 am

I think the sides had some great veggie options.


Jaime November 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Oh my goodness, those sweet potatoes look incredible!!!


Becky Elmuccio November 16, 2012 at 1:59 am

Gotta love a sweet potato wedge!


Sherry November 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

The book sounds great I need a 4 week out planning help.. I am hosting a dinner for 33 close to Christmas. thanks for leting me know about it.


Becky Elmuccio November 16, 2012 at 2:00 am

Hope it is helpful for you at Christmas! Good luck and have fun with that big crowd!


Barb @ A Life in Balance November 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I’m finding myself using my iPad in the kitchen a lot more. I keep a lot of recipes in Evernote which I have set up on the iPad.

I haven’t heard of iBook – will need to check into that!

And those sweet potatoes do look yummy!


Becky Elmuccio November 16, 2012 at 2:01 am

iBook is on my iPhone and the iPad. So we can view PDFs and ePubs in it. I use it a lot for my knitting patterns too.


Lauryn November 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I am hosting this year…ahhhh! So, I am one of those people that has been on the look out for new recipes. This ebook sounds wonderful! Thanks for the review!


Becky Elmuccio November 16, 2012 at 2:01 am

Thanks for stopping by, Lauryn and good luck next week. Have a great time with your guests and let me know if you try any of the recipes from this book.


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