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Strategies for cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

Original post made on Nov 25, 2013

The search for the perfectly cooked turkey — moist and flavorful with a golden, crusty skin — is intrinsic to the Thanksgiving experience. John Gurnee, chef de cuisine at LB Steak in Menlo Park, thinks the best path to take is simplicity.



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Posted by Janice
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on Nov 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Start with the best turkey you can find.
Of the 242 million turkeys raised this year, maybe 30,000 of them are not the standard supermarket variety of broad-breasted whites. Heritage breeds have fuller flavor, firmer meat, and basically taste like a turkey should taste. You’ll have to seek out a heritage bird, but it's worth it.
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