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Thanksgiving cooking

Tired of serving traditional mashed potatoes at your Thanksgiving feast? How about trying some potato and butternut squash gratin this year instead? Then of course there’s dessert. It’s the best part of any meal, and if you’re looking for something other than pumpkin pie, how about some pumpkin crème brulée? On NBC’s “Today” show, Alfred Portale, executive chef and co-owner of New Yo
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Tired of serving traditional mashed potatoes at your Thanksgiving feast? How about trying some potato and butternut squash gratin this year instead? Then of course there’s dessert. It’s the best part of any meal, and if you’re looking for something other than pumpkin pie, how about some pumpkin crème brulée? On NBC’s “Today” show, Alfred Portale, executive chef and co-owner of New York’s Gotham Bar and Grill and the author of “12 Seasons Cookbook,” shares some new recipes to kick off your holiday cooking. Sample some of his recipes below.

Excerpted from “12 Seasons Cookbook.” Copyright 2000 by Alfred Portale with Andrew Friedman. Reprinted by permission of Broadway Books.