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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 10, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Thanksgiving with Marilyn

Not that I’m thinking much about Thanksgiving yet; not my turn to host this year (mercifully, as I tend to stress out too much over gravy). But for those of you already pondering what to serve, here’s something that sounds not ony tasty, but likely to provide conversation fodder during those inevitable awkward moments around the table: Marilyn Monroe’s stuffing recipe. Found in Monroe’s handwriting (on a piece of paper from a title insurance company) and included in the new book of Monroe memorabilia “Fragments,” the recipe is an elaborate one involving 18 ingredients and a fair amount of labor. New York Times recipe testers, however, pronounced it “delicious” — and conclude that Monroe (who might have developed this faintly Italian-flavored recipe during her marriage to Joe DiMaggio in the mid’50s) was an accomplished cook. Special bonus: The NYT article includes a cute photo of Monroe in a mini-skirted Pilgrim outfit, posing next to a turkey, which should put anyone in the holiday spirit. Happy cooking!

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