The Turkey Whisperer

Everything You Need to Know for a Better Thanksgiving Bird

November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and, if you're making the traditional spread, you'll have to cook a turkey. Hopefully, you've ordered a bird and prepared your oven to accommodate it, but you might still be a little nervous. We've written about how to make a good turkey before—many times—but despite this, it's still a little nerve-wracking. How else can we say you can do it? What if gave you all our tips, tricks, and methods in one spot (right below!)? The other option is to come to your kitchen and help you.

Photo by Bobbi Lin

Prepped and Ready

Now that you've ordered a bird, it's sitting on your counter looking not-so-great. We'll help you size that turkey up, so you know how many people it will feed, and more importantly, how much will be left over. Then, follow our advice for the brine, to give it plenty of flavor!

Need to adjust the cooking time because you accidentally forgot to take it out of the freezer, or you forgot to turn the oven on, and there's a room full of hungry guests that don't want to wait hours? We can help you there, too!

Add Some Heat

Once it's all prepped and ready to go, don't let fears of overcooking (or undercooking) keep you from enjoying a cocktail with your guests.

Dinner is Served

As much as you want to slice that bird up at the table, why worry your carving isn't up to par? Practice those knife skills in the kitchen, and serve up a turkey that looks like it was carved by a pro!

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Taylor Rondestvedt

Written by: Taylor Rondestvedt

Is never without a loaf of rye bread and currently stocks 5 different butters in her kitchen.