Holiday Double Issue

Published in Gourmet Live 12.21.11
Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year with recipes and festive features—including a holiday brunch how-to and an exclusive interview with Mrs. Claus

In this edition of Gourmet Live, we’re delivering a double dose of deliciousness to make your holiday season sparkle, including exclusive new recipes. For a main course, we’re excited about two irresistible takes on a Christmassy classic: Porcini-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Truffle Butter Sauce and Rosemary-Crumb Beef Tenderloin with Pancetta-Roasted Tomatoes. The Double-Deep-Chocolate Layer Cake has the unbeatable moistness that comes with baking with oil, which makes it super suitable for Hanukkah and equally delicious for celebrations of all stripes. After all, sometimes traditions are best served with a twist, as essayist Lauren Grodstein explains in her humorous and heartfelt piece about a Jewish bride’s passion for Christmas and its kitchen rituals.

The merriment continues with frequent Gourmet Live contributor Michael Y. Park’s interview with a cocktail-craving Mrs. Claus. For more holiday cheer, we’re pleased to ring in 2012 with a timeless tribute to a cocktail classic by none other than M.F.K. Fisher, direct from the vaults of the Gourmet magazine archives.

This issue is stuffed with plenty more treats, including expert tips on roasting from the Institute of Culinary Education, a food lover’s guide to Jerusalem, a holiday brunch how-to in Kemp’s Kitchen, and French Onion Bites, a souped-up take on crostini that pairs perfectly with sparkling wine for a New Year’s Eve toast.

What are your favorite holiday foods? Tell us via Twitter or Facebook, email us, or post a comment on our blog.

Happy holidays!

The Editors of Gourmet Live

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