Community Picks -- Thanksgiving Turkey

October 26, 2012


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). 

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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!


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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


TXExpatInBKK October 28, 2012
My family followed Food52's advice last year to spatchcock the turkey and it worked GREAT! We'll be doing it again for sure.
ChefJune October 27, 2012
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.
ChefJune October 27, 2012
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.
drbabs October 26, 2012
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.