Everything You Need to Know About Southern-Style Dressing

November 21, 2015

The ins and outs of the essential Thanksgiving side dish (and how it’s different from stuffing)

Turkey gets all of the attention, but the real hero of the Southern Thanksgiving meal is dressing, the perfect edible embodiment of savory and fall. Those who are quick to call this dish “stuffing” may be confusing it with the similar side baked inside the empty cavity of a turkey. While the resulting product may be flavorful, it ultimately lacks texture and may make some of your more squeamish dinner guests — and anyone from the USDA — a little nervous. Dressing, on the…