All Williams Sonoma stores are offering free Thanksgiving turkey cooking classes


Maybe you’re hosting your first-ever Thanksgiving dinner and feeling a tad overwhelmed by cooking a massive turkey dinner for a crowd? Or, perhaps your bird turned out a little dry (OK, bone dry) last year and you’re seeking redemption this Thanksgiving.

You’re in luck! Gourmet cookware store Williams Sonoma is holding free Thanksgiving-themed cooking classes at its stores at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. You do need to reserve a spot ahead of time; you can do so by signing up online at Williams Sonoma’s cooking and events page. Also, class times may vary by location, so double-check with your store on the time. The class sizes will be limited.

Getty Images | Scott Olson
Getty Images | Scott Olson

During the free technique class, called “Thanksgiving Starts Here: No-Fail Thanksgiving Turkey,” guests will get tips on cooking turkeys. Chefs will share two new recipes this year, the “Never Dry Roast Turkey” and “Lump Free Turkey Gravy” to help you create a no-fail feast.

All Williams Sonoma stores are participating in the event. But, if you can’t make the class, the recipes are online. Find the turkey tips here and the gravy tips here.

For $30 on Saturday, Nov. 2, the store is also holding a “Junior Chef” class called “Thanksgiving Helper: Pumpkin Pie” that teaches pie techniques. The 10 a.m. class is recommended for kids ages 8 to 13.

After class, of course, you’ll have a chance to shop some of the Thanksgiving-centric cookware, including these fall pie punches ($19.95) that have pumpkin and foliage stamps to help add a “wow” factor to your pumpkin pies. Cooking class participants will score 10% off on same-day Williams Sonoma purchases.

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Need some more help in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. Butterball Turkey Talk Line will help answer all of your turkey questions. Since it first launched in November 1981, the professionally trained turkey pros have helped nearly 50 million people prepare Thanksgiving feasts.

With these free resources, we’re betting your turkey will turn out great this year!

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