What if there was a different way to cook, a better way? I searched my memory for the turkey I learned to make half a lifetime ago at La Varenne cooking school in Paris.
When roasting a turkey, get one pound per person, unless you want lots of leftovers.
In my early 20s I had a fun part-time job working for a small airline, as I was putting myself through school. One huge benefit to working for an airline? You can fly almost anywhere, nearly for free! As soon as my amazing flying privileges became known, my family started planning!
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It means "dispatching a cock."
We know nutrition isn't your top priority on Thanksgiving Day, but we couldn't resist ranking the ways Americans cook their birds, from unhealthiest to healthiest.
Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.
Thanksgiving is on the horizon and that means... another Raichlen turkey experiment. I've cooked our family turkeys most of my adult life, and I don't believe I've ever done it the same way twice.
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I've found that the best way to cook a 10lb turkey is in a cold oven. Using this technique will take a minimum of four hours but its well worth the wait... we're on Caribbean time, man!