Annatina Caprez, from Switzerland, Edgar Pedroza, of Houston, Tex., hostess Kate James, Lucas Gross, from Switzerland, and Sofia Ponte, of Portugal, left to right, have thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006.

Practice makes perfect

Pre-Thanksgiving get-togethers allow cooks to prep for the big day

By Leigh Belanger
Globe Correspondent / November 20, 2006

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Johnny Cash's voice comes from a transistor radio tuned to an obscure AM station in Brian Herbert's third - floor apartment kitchen. The late-day sun over the kitchen table spotlights the flour-covered clutter: bags of sugar, measuring spoons, egg shells, and empty cans of pumpkin filling. Herbert, who started cooking at 8 this morning, pulls the day's fourth pumpkin pie ... (Full article: 828 words)

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