Cooking a beautiful turkey is easy. Learning how not to massacre it with your carving knife is a more difficult ordeal.
This Thanksgiving, it’s estimated that Americans will cook and consume over 40 million turkeys, yet very few of them will be carved in a stress- and mess-free manner that doesn’t waste most of the precious meat on your carefully prepared bird.
So we asked Jeffrey Elliot, co-author of The Complete Book of Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to Use Techniques and Care and author of The Complete Guide to Sushi and Sashimi to show us, step-by-step, the best way to carve a Thanksgiving turkey. Sharpen your knife and get to work.