The past week of surfing food-related blogs and online publications (not to mention reading restaurant PR) has made me wish Thanksgiving was over already. I like the holiday fine–any excuse to eat works for me–but the endless recipes and cooking tips and advice for how to organize everything are overwhelming. I think

That said, a few Thanksgiving-related things I’ve come across have made me smile (Schrambling’s piece included).

1. Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas of Alinea demonstrate how to cook a turkey sous vide (parts 1 and 2), hard on the heels of another demonstration in the same kitchen. Having experimented with the cooking method myself recently, I’m impressed.

2. Cake Wrecks features turkey cakes, cornucopia cakes, and fall creations. And more turkey cakes.

3. Serious Eats photo of the day: a pretty amazing cupcake

4. The Web site Instructables celebrates the excess of the holiday with instructions on how to make a recirculating gravy fountain, a modular pie cosahedron, a giant fractal pecan pie, and liquid nitrogen ice cream, not to mention how to use spreadsheets to organize cooking dinner for 42 people.

5. And, of course, there’s always the turkey cannon