We know, we know, the turkey is the crown jewel of the Thanksgiving table, the centerpiece, the show-stopper. Not anymore.
Here are 9 side dishes to share the spotlight with the bird this holiday -- all simple, modern twists on the sides we all know and love, from a light, frisky butternut cider soup to smoky grilled Brussels sprouts.
We can't wait to hear grandma say, "Pass the cranberry fig chutney, please."
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