Chef James Garcia
A Thanksgiving Day feast replete with standard trimmings and traditional side dishes has all the main ingredients for a delectable series of leftover lunch and dinner plans, say some of Los Angeles’ more celebrated chefs. All it takes to whip up a sumptuous post-holiday meal is a blend of mouth-watering vittles, a carousel of savory herbs and spices, and a few dashes of creative preparation. Executive chefs at two of L.A.’s more historic culinary landmarks share their professional thoughts and expert advice on how to make some favorite leftover offerings an enjoyable experience for friends and family. These chefs also remind amateur cooks to always feel free to modify suggested recipes to individualize their own tastes, specific needs and strict dietary requirements.