Holiday Feature


The Perfect Turkey Handbook

by Kate Heyhoe


turkey We were going to give you just 20 simple turkey-cooking tips, but we realized there are far too many turkey questions, so instead we created this comprehensive "Handbook for The Perfect Turkey." It's still very simple and easy to follow, but we think it addresses more of the complexities of why turkeys come out properly cooked, overcooked and unfortunately at times, undercooked (itself a health hazard). If you follow our advice, you'll end up with the best turkey you've ever eaten, no matter whose basic recipe you're following. Here are the chapters and questions you'll find included in FoodWine's Perfect Turkey Handbook:

Preface: Safety Tips Before Cooking

Chapter 1. Buying a Turkey

Chapter 2. Storing an Uncooked Turkey

Chapter 3. Thawing a Frozen Turkey

Chapter 4. Stuffing (or Not Stuffing) a Turkey

Chapter 5: Preparing the Turkey for Roasting

Chapter 6: Roasting the Turkey

Chapter 7: How to Tell When It's Done

Chapter 8: Making the Gravy

Chapter 9: Carving the Bird

Chapter 10: Storing Leftovers & Food Safety After Cooking

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This page modified November 2006