To learn more about how to prepare a simple & delicious Thanksgiving feast read the article
on how Christine Hanna creates a simple, sumptuous Thanksgiving feast that allows the cook to enjoy the festivities.
This article was published in the 2010 Winter edition of Savor Wine Country and titled "Hearth & Home". It was written by Diane Peterson and photographed by Charlie Gesell.
A Wine Country Thanksgiving from Chris Hanna
Grill-Roasted Herbed Turkey with Chardonnay Gravy
Brussels Sprouts Braised in White Wine with Pancetta
Gravenstein Apple and Dried Cranberry Tart
"When you're sitting around the table and looking at everybody in the candlelight, and everyone is relaxed and having a great time, that's the best feeling ever," Chris Hanna says. "I love to eat out, but entertaining at home is more intimate. I think it's how you forge lifelong friendships."
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Chris embodies the Sonoma Lifestyle, as she is a gourmet cook, cookbook author, wine enthusiast, gardener and entertainer. When asked about her life in Sonoma, Chris says, "When we craft our wines and prepare our meals with locally grown ingredients it makes for a memorable experience. And it is not about impressing people, it's quite the opposite, it's about making them feel comfortable."