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Books to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Spread


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Thanksgiving is looking a little different this year, so we’re leaning all the way into that by pairing each of our favorite Thanksgiving staples with its perfect book counterpart. Ready for a bookish holiday season? So are we!

 

Stuff Every Cheese Lover Should Know by Alexandra Jones

If you’re putting together a charcuterie board this Thanksgiving, look no further than Stuff Every Cheese Lover Should Know. (And we all know that the cheese is the best part, right?) You’ll salivate over the delicious spread that Alexandra Jones has assembled for her readers – plus you can learn a thing or two about how to get your fromage on, including the best beer and wine pairings and how to make the ultimate grilled cheese. It’s an embarrassment of riches!

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Intimations by Zadie Smith

It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes and gravy, and what better way to celebrate this standby than with Zadie Smith’s newest book of essays, Intimations. Like the gravy of our dreams, Intimations is rich and goes with almost everything at the table. And because she wrote it at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it already feels like it’s drawing on old traditions. Remember when we had no idea where to get a mask? We were so young.

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This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi

If you’re trying a delicious, yet intensive, green bean casserole this year – especially if it’s a recipe that your foodie friends swear by – you’ll want to pair that with This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi. Like that Bon Appétit green bean casserole recipe, it’s a new twist on an old favorite. (And in this case, the old favorite is Empire Records. Just go with it.) Like cooking something new for the table, this book relies on perfect pacing and a satisfying end result. Brava!

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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Like turkey, Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is a little dry, but a lot of people swear by it. A controversial opinion about a beloved book, we know! But if you’ve been trying to get your family to forgo the turkey for years, this is your chance to do Thanksgiving dinner your way. And sure, if you want to give My Brilliant Friend a reread while you recalibrate the menu, go for it.

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

If you’re like us, you’ve been dreaming about pumpkin pie for months. Now that fall is finally here, we’re pairing our pumpkin pie with the equally sweet Geekerella by Ashley Poston. And sure, The Magic Pumpkin is a food truck, not an actual pumpkin. But we can still dream about the day we see that truck parked in our neighborhood, right? 

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