Cookbook author and entertaining expert Marc J. Sievers helps you de-stress the holidays with easy-to-prepare, yet delicious and beautiful recipes and food preparations — with extra tips specific to keeping you and your guests safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, Inside Wine Podcast host Joe Janish and Marc discuss food and wine pairing, which wines to choose, and how many bottles you’ll need for your holiday event.

Listen below:

Wines discussed and suggested for entertaining:

Louis Jadot Macon-Villages (Chardonnay)

AIX Rose

Chateau La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Cotes-du-Rhone Villages

Champagne Taittinger Brut La Francaise

Recipes and additional ideas from Marc for a “Micro Thanksgiving”

A “cook’s note” from Marc:

The recipes and ideas for flowers, and even the table setting, are some of my favorite flavors and ideas not just for Thanksgiving but throughout the winter months. Everything comes together with everyday grocery store ingredients (flowers included!)—now that is what I call stress free! While the recipes might not be what you typically think of for Thanksgiving, this year I am breaking with tradition and doing something fresh, modern, and unconventional—but one thing is for sure—I will have fun making memories regardless of how many people will be at my table (my husband Ryan and me!). Happy Thanksgiving – xox, MJS

Warm Winter Gluhwein

Citrus Olive Tapenade

Provençale Vegetable Tian

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Rouleaux

Gruyere Fondue

Fresh Herb Salad

Soiree-sized Cheese Box

Sourdough Boule

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Apple & Herb Wellington

Herbes de Provence Chocolate Truffles

Fall Flowers, Grocery Store Style

A Thanksgiving Table


Founder of popular wine blogs Wine Dictator and Wine Weekly and host of Inside Wine Podcast, Joe's career in the wine industry spans four decades. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and holds Level 2 certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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