Thanksgiving From the Boys: Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Michael Symon's Best Dishes

VIDEO: Star of ABC's "The Chew" prepares a dish that provides an Italian spin to Thanksgiving.

Let the guys do all the work for you this year. We teamed up with "The Chew" on a delicious Thanksgiving collaboration with Emeril Lagasse, Michael Symon and Mario Batali. From a turkey timeline to Mario's family traditions, this Thanksgiving will surely be a delicious one.

PHOTO: Michael Symon's Thanksgiving turkey is shown here.
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Thanksgiving Timeline From 'The Chew'

Wednesday Morning:
Defrost Turkey
Wash and prep veggies
Double-check supplies

Wednesday Afternoon:
Prepare casseroles
Assemble and bake pies
Set the table and decorate

Wednesday Night:
Salt or brine turkey
Get a good night's sleep

Thursday Morning:
Roast turkey
Defrost frozen sides
Complete all sides

Thursday afternoon:
Let turkey rest
Make gravy
Reheat sides

For a more detailed timeline, take a look at our stress-free guide here.

PHOTO: Mario Batali's merguez and chestnut stuffing is shown here.
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Turkey Day Q&A With Mario

What?s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Stuffing. I can get damn good turkey anytime, but I only get stuffing once a year.

Do you change your menu every year or do you stick with the same tried-and-true favorites?

I change the menu every year. Everyone in the family has their favorites? Mexican was the least favorite because it was the farthest away from the traditional menu. I made a chili adobe gravy that was not a huge success.

Is it a community effort in your family or do you do all the cooking?

I do most of the cooking. The boys (Leo and Benno) make the desserts. This year they're making Carla's chocolate pumpkin cake.

In the spirit of giving thanks, is there a charity you would like to draw attention to this holiday?

The New York Food Bank is in the most trouble. After Hurricane Sandy they need more support.

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