To help ring in the foodiest of all holidays, hosts Monica and Louisa invited in two of the city's top sibling chefs, brothers Mike (Cicchetti, ex-Trenchermen and Blackbird) and Pat Sheerin (Trenchermen, ex-Signature Room) to serve up some competing sides. Who better to judge which brother's side is worth serving up than their mom, Carol? Plus, the Sheerins taste-test Louisa's turkey, which was prepared using the latest trend in turkey cooking -- sous vide (boiled in a bag) turkey. It's much tastier than it sounds, and can make your dull, old breast meat delightfully yummy. Then, world-class pie maker Megan Miller (Bang Bang Pie Shop) stops by with dessert. Her pumpkin pie is beloved, and that's due in part to all the work that goes into making not just the instantly devourable filling, but the handmade crust and toppings that surround it. Plus, what would the holidays be without points of controversy coming up? Monica and Louisa square off over the latest delicacy in their daredevil food challenge, Make Her Eat It. Inspired by the turkey testicle festivals taking place around this time of year, they decided to give it a shot. Being that there was a run on turkey testies, though, they went an alternate testicle route. Oh, the holidays. This and more on this Thanksgiving episode.
(Photo: Bang Bang Pie Shop's pumpkin pie/photo by Louisa Chu)