Margo True

Recent Posts By Margo True

My Nightmare Thanksgiving Potluck

It seemed like a great idea at the time. We were both barely out of college, my boyfriend and I, living in Houston in a rundown apartment with weeds in the yard, and going to a Thanksgiving potluck seemed a lot cheaper than cooking the entire feast ourselves—or flying home to California for it.

How To Have a Happy Potluck

We’ve all been to at least one unhappy potluck. Here are our best tips, for both hosts and guests, toward a stress-free crowdsourced feast.

Thanksgiving Potluck: Kale Salad with Hot Cider Vinaigrette

This month, we’re cooking our way through Deborah Madison’s freshly revised New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone. In our last Thanksgiving installment, food editor Margo True ends our potluck with a delightful kale salad. In my family, you don’t mess with Thanksgiving. A group of fairly adventurous eaters, we are committed to the beloved and the familiar on that one happy day. Turkey, gravy, stuffing, […]

Sopes: Like Nachos, Only Better

One night after making piles of tamales (see our story in the December 2014 issue), I had some masa (corn dough) left over, and I couldn’t bear to toss it. So I made sopes. I formed little cups from the dough, baked them briefly, and fried them until crisp and golden.