Bay Area Celebrity Chefs’ Recipes for a Mouthwatering Thanksgiving
As real estate agents who have toured hundreds of East Bay homes for sale, we can attest to the truth in the old saying that “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” It’s the first stop on everyone’s home tour, where potential buyers try to picture themselves creating mouthwatering meals and memories that will nourish bodies, families, and friendships.
So this Thanksgiving, we give gratitude to the kitchen!
By the way, if you haven’t set your Thanksgiving menu yet, add one of these must-try recipes from Bay Area celebrity chefs. We think we collected some superstar dishes here. Your guests will thank you!
1. Thomas Keller’s Crispy Roast Turkey
Don’t be intimated by the famous chef’s name on this recipe. Thomas Keller of the award-winning French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley uses basic techniques like brining for 24 hours, high-heat roasting, and clarified-butter basting. See the recipe
2. Gary Danko’s Moroccan Spiced Roasted Root Vegetables
Coriander, paprika, and cumin aren’t traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious! See the recipe
3. Darius Somary’s Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Lemon Aioli
Even brussel sprout haters will fall in love with Chef Darius Somary’s combination of fried brussel sprouts, lemon, and applewood-smoked bacon. Somary hails from Hotel Sutter in Sutter Creek. See the recipe
4. Alice Waters’ Chard With Parmesan
Berkeley’s own award-winning food pioneer Alice Waters emphasizes fresh ingredients in her simple sides. Her chard dish has just three ingredients. See the recipe
5. Alice Waters’ Potato Gratin
6. Ayesha Curry’s Sweet Potato Cornbread
Ayesha Curry is a talented self-taught chef and Food Network star. She also happens to be married to East Bay basketball hero Steph Curry of the Warriors. (They live in Alamo.) On her website, Ayesha shared this creative cornbread recipe for busy cooks like her. Ingredients include a store-bought mix, but the result is scratch-made taste. See the recipe
7. Three Babes Pumpkin Pie a la Smitten Ice Cream
Let us know which recipe you tried and how it worked out!
Living and working in the foodie mecca that we call the Bay Area has its perks. At Abio, we are happy to steer hungry house hunters looking for East Bay homes for sale toward the most delicious meals in Berkeley’s “gourmet ghetto” or in Downtown Lafayette and Walnut Creek. Contact us at 888-400-ABIO (2246) or firstname.lastname@example.org.