There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy relatives.
Today: We’re breaking down the basics of brining. Tomorrow we’re cooking up the best ways to accommodate special diets without losing your mind.
Deciding how you want to brine your turkey is an important choice, and whether you go with a dry brine or a wet brine, questions come up -- even the most experienced cook can feel bird-brained at times. Thankfully the community is here to smooth ruffled feathers and answer all of your brining questions:
The Pros Propose
Can you brine a self-basting turkey?
More: Get the lowdown on how to brine meat and why you should bother.
Tell us: What are your best tricks and tips for successfully brined turkeys?
Have you missed any of our Thanksgiving roundup of Burning Questions? Catch up now:
First photo by Nicole Franzen, all other photos by James Ransom