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One bit of business: Thanksgiving is coming, believe it or not, and we have a great virtual event happening on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Sam Sifton, Melissa Clark, Priya Krishna and Vaughn Vreeland will talk about how to cook Thanksgiving in a pandemic, and the chef Tanya Holland, of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, Calif., will do some cooking. R.S.V.P. here.

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Here are five dishes for the week:

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1. Mushroom Ragù Pasta

Is this dish a little over the top for a Wednesday? It is. Do I believe you deserve it this week? I do. Alexa Weibel’s recipe is deeply flavorful and generous with the heavy cream, and it isn’t hard to make. If you don’t have or want to purchase port or marsala, dry red wine would be a fine substitute. Drink it with dinner.

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2. Sheet-Pan Chicken and Potatoes With Feta, Lemon and Dill

I felt I had to give you a roast chicken recipe at this moment in the news cycle. This one by Lidey Heuck is easy to make and so very good, with its dose of bright lemon and tangy feta. Set up the chicken in the marinade before the day begins, and you’ll be in good shape by the time it ends.

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4. Beef Short Rib Rice Bowls

This recipe by Sue Li, inspired by galbi, is another one that you could start before the day gets going by marinating the beef in a spiced soy-ginger sauce. (If that’s not you, then just marinate for 5 minutes before you begin cooking.) The thinly sliced meat is simply seared after that, delivering excellent flavor with little effort.

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