I reviewed all the major food magazines and Gourmet by far offered the most extensive Thanksgiving coverage. So it's no surprise to hear that they begin their Thanksgiving coverage planning a year and a half in advance. Says Ruth Reichl, Editor in Chief, in the November, 2006 Letter from the Editor: "We start thinking about what we're going to serve our readers at least a year and a half in advance...[A]t Gourmet the planning for Thanksgiving is rather obsessive." Obsessive is right. They offer eight different menus, and practically the entire magazine is devoted to the holiday.

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