The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi73° Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo53° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi76° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo52° Mostly Clear and Breezy then Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi72° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo49° Slight Chance Showers and Breezy

Friday

Hi65° Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo50° Chance Showers

Saturday

Hi68° Slight Chance Showers

Saturday Night

Lo51° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy

‘Thanksgiving’ directs with uncompromising authority

Send to Kindle
Print This

As a young reporter, I was fascinated by a news service item dispatched every day. It was a budget or list of what would be on the front page of The New York Times the next morning. The theory was that editors at newspapers large and small across the country would see what the Times thought was important and would adjust their own news judgment accordingly. You know, many did — and do.

That sense of almost magisterial authority runs through Sam Sifton’s useful new book, “Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well” (Random House, $18). Once the Times’ restaurant critic, where he would spend T-Day answering calls from panicked readers, and now national editor, Sifton is not shy when it comes to telling you how to observe the holiday — and use his book.

View my options or Sign in