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It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Thanksgiving Turkey! We know you want to perfect your turkey game before the big day.

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we're accepting up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: just click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Happy Testing!


Tags: community picks, thanksgiving, turkey, calling dibs, recipe testing, holiday

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Bacon Bird with Turkey Neck Gravy
Baked Lemon & Ancho Chile Spiced Turkey Legs
Barbara & Harry's Excellent Roast Turkey with Gravy
Braised Turkey with Carrot, Parsnip, and Acorn Squash
Butter And Herb Roast Turkey
Creole Roast Turkey
Maple and Mustard Glazed Turkey with Killer Gravy
Our Family Fried Turkey
Sage and Salt Crust Turkey
Spatchcocked Roast Turkey
Special Occasion Turkey
Thanksgiving Osso Buco
Turkey Schnitzel with Leeks and Butter Sage Sauce
Tuscan Turkey Roulade

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Comments (5)


almost 3 years ago TXExpatInBKK

My family followed Food52's advice last year to spatchcock the turkey and it worked GREAT! We'll be doing it again for sure.


almost 3 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Iam excited you chose my turkey for testing. I never have made it with just the breast, but I don't see why my technique wouldn't work just as effectively with that. I hope someone will give it a try.


almost 3 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I'm excited you chose my turkey to be tested. I've never done it with just a turkey breast, but I don't see why it couldn't be done just as effectively as the whole bird.


almost 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Wow, thanks for choosing our turkey to be tested! Would it be ok to use a breast only for testing? I'd love to test one, but there are only 2 of us.


almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I live alone so I will either be using a breast or a small chicken to test. I cannot make a whole turkey either.