Thanksgiving Tips, Videos, and Recipes

  • Watch, Learn, and Make this Your Best Thanksgiving Yet

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that has been time-honored for celebrating community, gratefulness, time off, and of course, enjoying our favorite thing, FOOD! At CIA, we love going big with food because it’s our passion, just like it’s yours.

    We’re grateful for you and we hope that you and your family are well. Enjoy our how-to tips, recipes, and stories from our expert chefs to help make your Thanksgiving holiday one to remember this year.

    Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

    Our Top Pick for this Year: Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Herbs

    Elevate your sides this Thanksgiving with this flavorful twist on a holiday classic, carrots!

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  • Thanksgiving How-To Videos


    How to Carve a Turkey


    Homemade Stuffing


    How to Make Lattice Pie Crust


    Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie

    Get a taste of what a student learns here at the CIA—and understand the “whys” in every recipe! Chef Payton Spear ’20 demonstrates making a traditional pumpkin pie. Watch to learn how to make the perfect pie crust, homemade pie filling, pastry rosettes, and even decorate a finished pie with whipped cream.
  • Thanksgiving Recipes

    Butternut squash soup

    Four Amazing Pumpkin Recipes

    Roast Turkey With Chestnut Dressing

    Roast Turkey With Chestnut Dressing

    Acorn squash and cranberry orange compote

    Squash and Cranberry Orange Compote

    White Wine Braised Turkey Thighs

    Braised Turkey Thighs

    Wild Rice with Apples and Butternut Squash

    Wild Rice with Apples and Butternut Squash

    Spiced Brown Sugar Cookies

    Iced and Spiced Sugar Cookies

    Turkey leftovers? No problem. Watch our three recipe videos that put an Asian-spin on turkey.
  • If you want to learn the right technique, come to the CIA. Our faculty wrote the textbooks that many other schools use—literally! Our YouTube channel offers hundreds of cooking and food-related videos, but we’ve curated a list of the top videos that will help expand your culinary and baking skills.