Got Thanksgiving Questions? The New York Times's Expert, Sam Sifton, Is Here To Answer ThemS

Sam Sifton was, until last year, The New York Times's restaurant critic. He also manned the paper's Thanksgiving help line. Now he's written a delightful little volume of essentials, Thanksgiving: How To Cook It Well. It's not too late to save your holiday! Sam can help, with sides, desserts, place settings, drinks, leftovers, and—oh, right—turkey. Fire away.

Update (3:10 p.m.): Sam's done. Thanks, readers, for all your questions, and thanks, Sam, for your responses. May all your Thanksgivings be pleasant ones, and, for Pete's sake, buy the man's book.